Saturday, April 18, 2009

ME Time !!!

That's what I want. I want ME time... and I crave it with a vengeance!

Don't you just hate how life seems to get in the way of having a life?
Everything seems to revolve around doing the necessary things that need to be done, but about the only time you actually have to yourself, involves crawling between the sheets - utterly exhausted.

I love my bed. Truly I do.. and there's nothing nicer than crawling into a bed with fresh, sweet-smelling sheets that have dried on the line... after having a shower to wash off the grime of the day and laying there with a good book until my eyes can't stay open any longer.
Which is why Old Guy lives in his house, and I live in mine.
I don't like sharing.

But, as nice as bed can be, there's got to be more to life than being exhausted all the time.

Now see.... I like me some TV time. I really do. I have certain programs that I love to watch and I watch them as often as I can. But does watching TV constitute "me" time ?

Nope... not when that time is taken up with folding laundry, filling out paperwork, cleaning the kitchen and a whole myriad of other chores, while the TV is on...

I love to listen to music.... but the same thing happens. Never do I get the chance to just sit back, close my eyes and let the music wash over me. There's too much that needs doing, and there's no one else here to do it.

What started this whole "I have no life" thing, was what Old Guy did to me yesterday.

I had one small, smelly, undisciplined child, who for once in his life, was being fairly disciplined... he was sitting in the floor quietly playing with the train set.
And as I ( and the Old Guy) sat here watching Frontier House and watching the little guy play, my eyes got so heavy that I couldn't keep them open any longer. I dozed off. I heard myself snort - and I just didn't care. I snorted again.

And I woke to Old Guy shaking my arm and saying " Babe, I can see you're tired, so I'll head home now".
Nice huh?

How about just leaving me to snore for 20 minutes... and keeping an eye on little fella for me? No, he thought he would go home and leave me to sleep in peace... with a rowdy 2 year old playing near by!
This is about the 3rd time in 2 weeks that he has done the exact same thing... and he just does NOT get it.
Probably because he has a pen ermmm... man brain.

When he sees a child stuffing toilet paper in the toilet and it's something that he could handle it himself, he comes to tell me. When he sees I'm beyond exhausted and I have a child in care... he decides to leave.
He's got a very "hands-off" approach and it's driving me around the twist.

Anyway... I digress. I do that a lot.
Especially when I'm surviving on 5-6 hours of sleep a night and not eating breakfast until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

What I miss - and I miss it desperately, is blogging.

Posting blogs, reading blogs and feeling that I have a life outside of these 4 walls.
Catching up with what's been going on in the lives of friends..
seeing things through their eyes, seeing photos of where they live, photos of beautiful flowers, adorable pets and livestock...
trying the recipes they've shared...
(quite frankly, I'm at a loss as to what to cook anymore because my *get up and go* has got up and went, so the recipes can be a life-saver)

It seems lately that I can't just read through blogs in the morning like I used to. I liked getting up early, having a cup of coffee by my side and reading through my friends blogs and leaving comments. Having an hour or 2 to myself before knuckling down and getting to work. Nowadays, it just seems like I hit the ground running in the morning...
and I never stop until I run out of gas.

When these children leave today, ( I have 3 overnighters til mid-afternoon) I want the rest of the day to myself.
No Old Guy, no laundry, no paperwork and nothing hanging over my head, demanding attention.
I want ME time. Sitting around the house in my jammies time. No noise, no responsibilities, nothing to do but veg out and relax time.
Blogging time.

Do you think I'll get it?

Bwahahaha... I must be in bed dreaming, because there's a fat chance of that ever happening.

The Old Guy will probably come in while I'm dozing and happily drooling all over myself... he'll shake me awake and say "Babe, you look like you're exhausted... do you want a cuppa?"


Jackie said...

I cant wait until my girls go back to school, you cant get near the computer. Im seriously thinking about getting another one lol. I really miss reading my favourite blogs. Only reason Im on here now is that they are still asleep lol.

When I sneak away to have a Nanna nap my youngest (who is 12)will come in a wake me up about ten times. For goodness sake cant she just leave me alone for half an hour. What's so urgent lol.

Hope you have a good day and get some Me Time.

Sherri said...

Here's a recipe I think you might enjoy. Not only are these yummy, but there easy to make and you don't even have to heat the oven.

No Bake Cookies


1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (I prefer creamy)
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened, or you can refrigerate after they have set awhile. They become chewy and more like candy.

Terry said...

Hey Girl
I wish I could be there so I could post a giant sign on your door that says : DO NOT DISTURB ,DO NOT KNOCK,DO NOT CALL,GO AWAY THE MONSTER IS TAKING A NAP !Seriously don't forsake yourself to long it is not healthy
When Mama is tired out ain't nobody gonna get good loving !
The Lord needs you to be rested ,healthy,and happy Too!
May God pour out many moments of refreshment upon you and revive your spirit ,your flesh and provide you with good help as needed.God Bless you sweet lady !

Nancy M. said...

Men are just clueless. If you want them to do something you have to spell it out for them, they think totally differently than us.

I wish I could send a nap or two your way! I hope you'll get some "me" time soon!

Pam said...

This was the end of the big week, right? Next week won't be so bad.

rubiesrnotpurple said...

'Me time' - time you spend doing stuff for other people because they're too busy having time to themselves.
At least he went home. Yoyo would have yelled at the kidlets "Be quiet, can't you see your mother is sleeping" then he would have turned the tv up on one of those shoot-em-up shows and stomped outside for a smoke, slamming the door behind him.
I'm glad I didn't ring last night hun - we would have talked way late and you would be even more tired today.

No advice from me Farnie but if you do happen to figure something out, please send me some time for a book.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hugs and kisses to you, my exhausted friend. I can tell you've gone around the "twist." You just need rest - REAL rest - not having to think about anything and just doing what YOU need to do. And lack of sleep can leave you feeling inSANE.

Can you talk to the Old Guy? Do you want ME to talk to the Old Guy? Cause YOU KNOW I WILL! Ask him to give you a break and jump in there!

Prayers and more hugs for YOU!

Becky said...

My 18 yr old will still wake me if I;m taking a nap. I've told her to wake me only if she is bleeding to death, house on fire,etc. Take away his key, lock the doors and windows, turn the ringer off on the phone and enjoy your time alone. Hope you get your ME time soon! You have certainly earned it!!

Bz said...

Tell him you want a "Cuppa Sleep"!
And, from the sound of it from past comments...uhh... err... well, "cutting him off" because you're tired wouldn't get the message across cause you have to do to 'cut off'.

ha... my word-verif. is "Pooterot" hmmmm... there's a joke in there somewhere.

The W.O.W. factor! said...

I know what "me" time means to you. I should come for a visit and give you some!
Unfortunately, Guys are from Mars...or is that Venus to rhyme with Pen...erm...scratch that...
They just don't think like us!!

Tatersmama said...

Now what's up with these comments? I KNOW that I replied, but they just never showed up!
Jackie, Don't you just hate sharing? LOL! When I have school age kids, I never get a chance to play on the computer - which is fair enough I guess. I do write it off as a tax expense, so Fair's fair.
But WHY do they see the need to wake you up for nothing???

Sherri, I made them yesterday and they were delicious! More! Send me more recipes!

Terry, I took your advice and yesterday was the best day I've had in ages! I feel totally Thank you!!!
Nancy, Not only are they the opposite sex, they're an entirely different species at times!!
I love him to bits though... ;-)
Pam, Yep, I'm back to normal now and I'm seriously thinking of not doing school holidays anymore. With my full-time part-time boy, it's just too hard to balance it all and keep everyone happy! And if mama ain't happy... ain't NO one happy!
Rubies, I wonder if we could do a swap? Seriously. If the kids are registered, you could drop them off here and go do tourist things.
LOL... "registered"... that makes them sound like pets or something! Do they bite?
Robynn, Okay. You get the job of talking to the Old Guy. Maybe bring a hammer. But it would kind of be like kicking a puppy!

He's honestly the best thing that's ever happened to me - he has a heart of gold, he's sweet kind and decent. But unfortunately, he doesn't have a clue!
Becky, I never thought of taking away his key!! But, he would just knock on the windows and yell "BABE? ARE YOU OKAY???" and alert the neighbors! ;-)
Bz, I make him sound bad (because I can) but honestly, he's such a sweetheart! Who else would run errands for me every day of the week? I'm gonna keep him, I think ! ;-)
pooterot ? LMAO!! Pity that one didn't come up on the Crisco post!! Bwahaha !!
Barb, you got that right! C'mon down.. 'cause the pot's always on! I even have iced coffee, just for you! ;-)


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