Saturday, February 9, 2008

Solitary Saturday

While Tree Faerie and I are both feeling much better, we really miss DTTF. Or at least I do. All Tree Faerie has wanted to do all day is nurse and sleep. What really sucks is that I can't just call him up.

Well, I could, but I'd probably just get his voicemail, or on the off-chance that he actually does have a signal out there, I don't want to interrupt anything. When he has to work on Saturdays, I miss him, but I know I'll see him in just a few hours. I won't see DTTF until tomorrow! It seems like forever away.

I haven't heard back from my friend I was trying to make plans with, so I guess I'm flying solo tonight for Parents Night Out. I'm actually pondering going to a movie all by myself, something I've NEVER done. Then again, I may just go ahead and go to Barnes and Noble. Another option is to wait until another friend of mine should be awake and call her to see what she's doing before work. She works 3rd shift, so I know she'll be up and probably be free beforehand. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions.

DTTF asked me why they scheduled two PNOs so close together. I pointed out that the daycare probably thought they'd be nice and offer one close to Valentine's Day to give parents a chance for a romantic dinner. While I don't really NEED a romantic dinner, this thought definitely makes me miss DTTF more.

And before you point it out, yes, I'm fully aware that I'm a co-dependent person. I've come a long way, but I will freely admit that I depend on DTTF for a lot of things.

Like tackling the playpen when I can't get it to work right... I woke up this morning to a very, very dirty child who had a very, very dirty bed. After I cleaned up the child, rinsed all the bedding, and started the washer, I dismantled her bed, took it outside, washed it off, and sprayed it with Lysol. I left it sitting in the sun to freshen up and dry. What sucks is that when I set the bed back up outside, I apparently did it wrong, because only one side clicks into place but I can't get it to release now that it has clicked. I figured I'll go ahead and let it soak up some sun, and later this afternoon, Tree Faerie and I can go outside and wrestle with it. If all else fails, I can always have her sleep in my bed tonight. I just don't get much sleep that way. Surely I'll be able to fix it, though.

Okay, enough rambling. I think I hear the kiddo stirring.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Being an only child, I'm used to doing stuff alone and actually, physically and mentally need to get out on my own every now and then. I'll go out to eat (my favorite is to sit at the bar at California Pizza Kitchen with a good book) and a movie or go to the local museum. That's always a good alone outing.

I was so proud of my mom, after my dad's death, when she started doing stuff on her own if her friends were busy, rather than staying at home. So, go for it! :-)

Military Mom said...

I CRAVE time alone to just go to a bookstore or see a movie! I never get it though, so go and enjoy it. And married people are supposed to be somewhat co-dependant on each other, so don't sweat that. I hope you have a fun night!

KATE said...

Well, I hope your night turns out fun & relaxing! After having 4 kids I would LOVE some time to myself! My husband travels for work, so I'm used to being husbandless, but kidless sounds nice sometimes!
hmmm... just daydreaming now! Hope you did something that was lots of fun & you'll tell me all about it!!

Patti said...

life is so much better with someone who can fix my stuff!

Swishy said...

I hope you figured out something fun to do! Fun stuff is important!

icanseeclearlynow said...

i would TOTALLY miss my hubby if he went away for even ONE night. i don't think that's co-dependent.



Monnik said...

hey - what'd you end up doing? Anything fun? I think I'd have opted for the Barnes & Noble idea. That sounds heavenly...

carrie & troy keiser said...

Did you win the battle of the playpen?! I klnow how you feel, we have two set up for my charges, oone is older and doesn't just "click", you actually have to build it and well if you move it a bit, it has issues! the other is a clicking kind and most of the time I win! :p