A Back to School list

Ten things I did on my first day home alone that a) did not include a harrowing trip to Ikea and b) did not include my hubs staying home to “keep me company”.

1. Lamented the fact that there are no more babies to love on during the day.  This lasted approximately three minutes.
2. Four loads of laundry.  
3. Updated my sidebar.  I finally got around to putting up some of the blog links that I frequent/stalk regularly.  Check ’em out, they’re worth a few clicks.
4. Consumed my weight in carbohydrates.  Why can’t I resist the siren’s call of refined wheat and empty calories?  
5. Lamented the fact that I didn’t run today.  See number four.  This also lasted about three minutes. 
6.  Sent off various emails, permission slips (for a three day school trip for my sixth grader, heaven help me), and composed more (inane) lists.
7.  Walked to the bakery for a loaf of bread at which point I promptly forgot how to say “I’d like…” or “please” in German.  Note to self, pointing and grunting is considered rude in some cultures.  Second note to self “danke” doesn’t really make up for said pointing and grunting.
8. Completed an essay submission.  Details to follow.
9.  Got annoyed when Michael tried to add things to my To Do List via telephone.  Can’t he see that I have a list already?  I mean, seriously, who else is going to eat these muffins?
10.  Repeat number one.  This is weird, and freeing, and kinda horrible/wonderful all at once. 
What’s on your list?


  • i love that your michael sounds exactly like mine 😉 and while i homeschool and seem to always have kids underfoot, the few times they are out with the mr. i always binge on carbs and have no idea why. as much as i like them being out of the house, it’s so unusual i think i actually need comforting. hence the carbs and sugar 😉

  • You’ve been a busy bee. Days home alone … love ’em.

  • Hilarious!

    If I were along, I’d fight the urge to consume carbohydrates. And chocolates. I’m partial to Riesens at the moment, the German version of Chokotoff. Do you get Chokotoff in Switzerland, since the formerly Belgian Cote d’Or was bought by a Swiss company?

    I ran yesterday, so I hope that offsets that four or five Riesens I unrolled and chewed up this afternoon.

    If not, I’ll be kicking myself. But I have the feeling that my disappointment will last no more than three minutes. 😉

  • “along” should be “alone” and “that four or five” should be “those four or five.”

    And I should stop typing so fast.

  • Ann, I’m not sure about the Chokotoff, but we do have Reisen’s here. Fortunately, I’m not a fan. That doesn’t stop me from eating the bread though. And the cheese. I feel a run in my future:)