I find myself twiddling my thumbs a bit today.
Today, both of the kids are at school and Scot is at work and I am home alone for 8 hours for the first time since Jamie was born. (I think. It's possible I'm lying about that but my memory isn't what it used to be.) I decided that I was going to enjoy this first day of relative freedom and take it easy a bit. After I got the kids off to school, I did the grocery shopping.
Once I came home and unloaded everything, I sat down and made a list of chores to tackle today. It wasn't very long but it was also a list that I would have had trouble finishing a week ago when the kids were home all day. I didn't think anything of it, I just figured it was a decent list to tackle.
It was done by 1:15.
I didn't rush. I didn't run around like a crazy person cleaning my house. I had a leisurely lunch. I played around on Facebook and Twitter. I even watched ridiculous middle-of-the-day television. (By the way, there is NOTHING on TV in the middle of the day!) Still, I managed to complete that list of tasks two hours before Liam is due home from school.
It seems I am a little out of practice with this thing called "free time." I'm sure I'll get back into the groove with it soon. But for now I'm at loose ends.