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Yesterday, my husband made a split-second decision to go to the West Coast for an emergency business meeting. I helped him get clothes ready, he made a run to the store for shaving cream (although why he couldn’t take my travel size can is silly—so what if it smells like baby powder?!). Hours later, he was gone.
Don’t get me wrong…I love my husband. We both work from home, and while that might make many women shudder at the mere thought of spending 24/7 with their significant other, we do very well, having found plenty of outlets to get the hell away from each other when necessary.
But this is different. And as soon as he announced his travel plans, I began making my list of what I’d do while he was gone. I’m a night owl. I will use this time to my advantage, like maybe, but not limited to:
Read in bed. With the light on all night if I want. The compulsion to smother complaining husbands momentarily eliminated.
Eat in bed. Something with crumbs. They’re my crumbs, I don’t mind them.
Watch TV with the volume turned up so I can hear it and I don’t need to rely on closed captioning to know what’s going on. God forbid I should wake up HRH.
Go to a movie. Or two. I love going to movies and will see anything except horror. I will make good use of this movie time. Watch me.
No cooking. Unless it’s something I want. I like to call this Fend For Yourself Night. You want it? You make it.
Write something. Or not. It’s my call.
What are your favorite things to do while the Cat’s away? Give me more ideas!