home alone...

are you ready to feel the jealousy? remember that the Bible says you are to REJOICE with those who REJOICE...

i have a weekend (ok, really just a 36 hour window of time) in which i will be the ONLY person at my house! 

aah, i love it when a plan comes together... and this plan took some timing, miracles from God, and a LOT of saying “no”...

millie is off to atlanta with her choral group friday morning until saturday night. adam, maxx, and rosalea are off to charleston friday- sunday to see some really cool dinosaur show. i will be alone with my scrapbook supplies, TV all back on the wall where it belongs, and my bed.

it is amazing how when you make a commitment to actually stay home ONE little weekend and do nothing, HOW MANY MILLIONS of wonderful opportunities are offered to you...

i had to turn down so many fun wonderful activities, like a great chance to take photos at a sorority event, a really fun event at my old high school, and even a few minutes ago, i had to totally fight off this urge to yell “i will go on the &*$% field trip” because our school nurse (who is a much better person than me, but you surmised that already from the %&^$ word that was in the previous sentence) was telling me that she was going on chorus trip to atlanta and was SO excited about going (again, she is the better person), BUT one of her kids woke up today with a fever AND another child has a gymnastics meet out of town and she doesn’t know how her husband can handle both of those things on his own while she is in atlanta with their middle school child. and i really was thinking, “maybe i am supposed to go. certainly i should be the mom to step in the gap and go on the field trip so this wonderful mom can stay home.” but i didn’t step in the gap... 

Transient

the line of crossing into the zone of selfishness is blurry for me, and i cross it ALL the time. but i think this weekend really isn’t being selfish. i could be wrong, but i think i have this one correct (and one correct thing a year is all i shoot for, i like to keep that expectation level low).

i may not be as cute as that mcauley culkin kid... but i will be HOME ALONE this weekend