Yesterday morning, after a few frustrated rants from both sides, Scott and Robby were finally packed for their trip to Ohio. Fed up with his procrastination, I swore that I was not going to contribute to the last minute panic packing. Of course when the frantic searching through drawers began, I ended up helping. I just couldn't let them go away for the week woefully unprepared.
As soon as the boys drove out of
the driveway, I felt an unexpected surge of excitement. (I'm sure the
fact that Scott and I were scrapping before he left contributed to my
relief when he drove away.) While I knew that I was going to miss them, I
was also looking forward to my first quiet evening at home in over
Almost as soon as I realized that I was going to be
here alone, which was 6 weeks ago, I began planning my evening. There
was a time I would have taken the opportunity to get together with my
friends, drink wine coolers and go dancing. Now taking a bubble bath
with the door unlocked, eating cupcakes for dinner and curling up to
watch Big Brother has become my idea of an ideal evening.
spent the afternoon at the salon getting my grey covered and hair
trimmed. I had planned on maintaining the color and cut that I have been
wearing for the past year, but on the spur of the moment I decided that
I wanted to do something more exciting. I told my stylist that I wanted
to rediscover my inner sexy. My hair is now red, my eyebrows have been
shaped and my upper lip has been waxed. (Unbeknownst to me I was growing
a mustache?) I emerged from the salon two hours later; feeling sassy,
youthful and ready to tackle the conference. It is amazing what a new
color and hair removal can do for the psyche!
I came home and I
decided follow my own advice and pack for the trip. I'm glad that I did
because I realized that my Proprio foot was not functional. Thankfully, I
discovered the issue with enough time that a replacement can be sent
via overnight mail to my hotel. With the crisis averted and my bags
packed, I went out to secure the evening's supplies: cupcakes.
have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed my evening of solitude. I thought I
would miss Robby and Scott, but to be honest I had a wonderful night.
Yes the house was quiet, but the novelty of being by myself overshadowed
my lamenting their absence. I'm sure my friends will tease me for my
choice of activity, but I think that the down time was exactly what I
I ended up going to bed early and woke up feeling
refreshed, energized and ready to conquer the conference! With my sexy
new red hair, I'm feeling unstoppable. I'm looking forward to seeing
friends and to meeting new people and exploring opportunities. My plane
leaves in a few hours, and I am ready for what lies ahead!