solitude is the best companion (maybe)

10 years in the making. 10 years of raising children, schooling, feeding and reading to them. For the first time in a decade starting Monday, I will have 3 hours – 3 WHOLE HOURS – to myself each day 4 times a week. It’s like what Henry David Thoreau said of Walden Pond:

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Except I substitute “mall” for “woods.”

Things to do while the kids are in school:

*Take water aerobics classes and remember to yell “Whoo! Yeah baby!” during the tough parts.

*Go to dog park (and remember to bring the dog).

*Scrub those baseboards (HA! Just kidding!)

*Resist the urge to post embarrassing pictures of my almost 10-year-old. It’s rough as a daughter of a blogger. My other kid? No problem.

*Volunteer at my kids’ school and address their teachers, “Hey girlfriends!” Even the male ones.

*Knit a sweater for my dog that says “Bad to the Bone.”

*Try out new recipes like this one. Yeah, they’ll love me for that!

*Call into radio shows and try out my new catch phrase: THAT is so JUNGLE!

*Learn a new yoga pose like this one.

And finally the number one thing I’ll do while the kids are in school:

Run for the President of the United States with the slogan: “I’m a mother. I know everything.”



  1. Steve Cauley · August 21, 2009

    I love how the "liver pate" recipe is from Weight Watchers. Yeah, serve crap like that and the whole family will be losing weight!(and the pig… what a nice touch to the "presentation"!)LOL!!!


  2. Anonymous · September 1, 2009

    I like the the new catcth phrase "Jungle".It's so Cheddar!Also "don't forget the dog" lol-Tim


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