If I had the DAY OFF...

I was channel surfing the other day and came across Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Love that movie, could watch it over and over, like I could with Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, and Steel Magnolias. Classics, in my book.

But, I don't think if I ever had a day off, i'd do such fun things.

As a mom, I yearn for time alone to myself, but often find myself only worrying about the kids, or longing to be back with them. Or looking at the clock and figuring out in my head how much time I have left to myself. I hate that, but it happens. But here's my realistic list of things that I'd love to do if I got an entire day to my lonesome.

Refresh my feet with a pedicure. Oh my poor toes, so haggard from a winter stuffed in Uggs. Polish left only on the two big toes...pink with red underneath because I was too lazy to use remover before I changed colors. Yeah, a pedi would be nice.

Since my favorite coffee place is a drive-thru, I'd find another cafe where I could enjoy a cup of joe while people watching, and maybe nibble on a scone. That sounds divine.

Oooh, oooh...I could walk the aisles of Target alone, at my own pace, and completely avoid the toy/electronics/dvd section!!! Maybe try on some clothes or buy some new picture frames. Shop for a new toaster...one that doesn't require me doing frozen waffle-ectomies from each morning! Yeah, that I'd do for sure!

You know what i've never done? Gone to the movies alone!! One of my friends used to do this weekly when her daughter was in school. Any movie I want...no cartoons, no action flicks, just a plain 'ol romantic comedy, one that probably won't ever win an academy award (read:chick flick). Yum, a whole box of Junior Mints to myself.

I would definately find a quiet place and read. I love reading, and usually have little time to do it. It takes me about 10 times as long to read an entire book than the average person, leaving most discussions regarding it broken and jumbled. Sure, I read the whole thing, but I don't remember anything about it. Reading book 7 of Harry Potter was pure torture! Hubby finished in 3 days, me in 3 months, and he said if it took him that long it wouldn't make as much sense to him either. Ahh...I'd love to sit on the beach on a sunny day, the waves crashing, gulls soaring, with a good book, yup add that to my list.

Also, and maybe most importantly to my alone day, i'd eat the meals of my choice. A good wedge salad, including tomatoes, candied walnuts and a tangy balsamic dressing. Fresh sourdough french bread and dipping oil, and to finish it off....a delish spinach, chicken, and pasta dinner with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce.....man, i'm drooling like Homer Simpson!

Refreshed after a whole 8 plausible hours to myself, I'd return to my brood and lavish in the hugs and kisses and stories of their day without me, and how they barely survived. Or at least that's what I want to think, makes me feel needed! ;) "I'll never leave you again!" I'd say, in my best sarcastic voice, already pining for that next glorious ME day, but enjoying the love of my babies....and Hubby too!

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