I'm taking a mental health day today and it is marvelous. Marc has taken the children up to DC to visit his family and I got to stay home ALL ALONE!!
What bliss. The house is silent, except for the noise that I make. I don't have to make meals if I don't feel like eating. I don't have to answer anyone's questions, adjudicate any disagreements or even be nice to anyone else.
Don't get me wrong, I adore my family and I love homeschooling, but sometimes I become overwhelmed. I'm a loner who for the last 7 years has been surrounded by 2 other people 24/7. I generally manage my life so that my needs are met, but the addition of 2 puppies, night after night with no sleep and then a summer cold managed to bring me to my knees.
Marc, that King among men, suggested that I take today off while he took the children to see his family. They've only been gone for 5 hours and I already feel slightly rejuvenated.
My parents are coming to visit us from South Africa in September. I am hoping that Marc and I will be able to disappear for a little couple's time while they are here. I'd love to go to Charlottesville with Marc. I love that town. There is something very calming and rejuvenating about it. Hopefully my mom will love the idea of having the grandkids to herself for a few days while we spend some quality couple time together.
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