Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Just Love These Unexpected Breaks

Remember when A. took Cubby to see the pile driver in the lake, giving me a glorious and totally unplanned 45 minutes in which to do whatever I wanted?  Okay, so I ended up just eating some breakfast and writing an extremely short post, but whatever.  I was doing it sans Cubby.

Well, today at about 4 p.m. A.'s friend Jason called to let us know he was at our beach and on his way up with some more trout for us.  He dropped off the fish. I gave him one of my extra tomato seedlings and invited him to dinner.  He asked if A. wanted to go out in the boat with him to fish on his way back to his truck where he would get his boat out of the lake. A. asked if Cubby could go too. Jason said sure.  And . . . here I am alone.

Dinner's ready.  It's not quite 5:30 p.m.  I don't suppose they'll be gone much longer, but this time I got a whole hour and a half in which to make dinner and waste time online.

I am all for male bonding if it means an empty house.


Sherry said...

Good for you! You deserved that!!!

Anonymous said...

And fish to boot ! Beth

tu mere said...

Wouldn't that gin and tonic be just the ticket with dinner already made and you just waiting for everyone. Oh well, it's always good to have something special to look forward to in the way, way future.

Joan @ Debt of Gratitude said...

I know you've got a long way to go . . . but a great deal of alone time will be here before you know it.

Mr. Mom and I are now alone most evenings this summer. Kate has a boyfriend and Parker has a robust social life. It's weird to look at the clock and it's 6:00 pm and there are only adults in the house and you wonder what in the world to do with the four or five hours until bedtime. Mr. Mom keeps saying it's a good thing we like each other.