OK, so things are a bit crazy here at the orphanage. So crazy in fact, that I can't even write about it. The internet has proven to be a loving place for me to bare my soul, but it's not an entirely secure place. So, the experience I'm going through right now will be one for the book. You'll just have to buy (or at least borrow) a copy whenever it is written.
In the meantime, there is nothing to do but soldier on.
Tom left on Monday afternoon and flies out of the country tomorrow morning. It is going to be a long 60+ days.
But, let's call it an adventure why don't we? And in that spirit, let's think of as many benefits or enjoyable things this could mean for me.
First of all, I love reading at light and having the bed all to myself means I get to leave the light on as long as I like--all night if I'm so disposed. (They're energy saving!)
In the evening, I might choose to watch 10 minutes of news to keep up with current events but I won't have to watch an hour of talking heads unless I really want to. I will of course bend this rule for Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan. Yum! I mean very informative. MmmHmm.
After watching (or not) the news, I can have my pick of any girly shows I want and no one will roll their eyes. Well, I do still have teenage boys in the house, but I can deal with their scorn.
I'm planning a party for the Royal Wedding! I've invited all the Peace Corps and missionary girls in a 200 mile radius. It's gonna be fun. We're going to make chick food and petit fours. We'll watch all the wedding coverage and for extra fun we're also going to watch the full, 5 hour long, BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Hello, Colin Firth!
So, what other benefits can there be for having no man around the house for 2 months? Tell me in the comments and I'll share the best and most creative comments in a future post.