Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unexpected time

I don't know quite what to do right now. R came down with a bad cold or a mild virus (not sure which), and he fell asleep more than an hour early tonight. A is off at his ancient coin club meeting. So I have an unexpected few hours to myself.

I could...
  • wash the dishes
  • fold laundry
  • work out
  • clean the bathroom
  • read
  • Facebook
  • write letters to my Compassion kids
  • search for a pumpkin cranberry bread recipe online
  • do a combination of some or all of the above.
I'm so much more productive without TV! The no-TV thing has actually been really easy so far. R has only asked to watch it once, but only because he forgot about Turn Off the TV Week. When we reminded him, he was fine. And, I've been getting to bed by 10 or 10:30, which is AMAZING for me.

The best part so far was Friday night. R laid down on the couch, snuggled up under a blanket. We had a lovely fire going in the fireplace. A was reading Alice in Wonderland aloud. R fell asleep. The cat came out of hiding and decided to lay down on R (first time ever! we took a picture). Eventually, A scooped up R, carried him upstairs, and we tucked him into bed. The house was quiet except for the crackle of the fire. Absolute heaven.

Well, I don't want to waste this time to myself. Have a great night!


sandwhichisthere said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
LEstes65 said...

Fire place. I want a real fire place. I love fall & winter nights by the fire. I have a candelabra in mine. Which is nice and actually kicks off quite a bit of heat. But it's not the same. Oh well.

Suztash said...

I forget to appreciate how much time I do have to myself now. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, I realize how much time I wasted and could have spent with God, in prayer, in His Word. That is where there is true delight and fulfillment. Don't neglect getting into the Word. Steal away in those unexpected moments of solitary time. He is always at the door, knocking and promising to enter and spend time (dine with) us whenever we open the door. So sorry that R is sick. Thank God that we are given such good immune systems and the bug will not trouble him too long. Love you. Mom