Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Night Epiphany

I've always been the type that likes to have something to do on a Friday night. Whether it's hanging out with friends, going to dinner or a movie- I just like to go. Anywhere.

Even when I was little, I would plan whose house I was going to visit, then finagle an invitation. And would beg my mom until she caved. Or told me to go ask my dad, whose answer was always, "I don't mind if your mom doesn't." I would always assure him that she didn't mind at all.

As a teenager, well- let's just say I went. Football games, work, out with friends, the skating rink. . . okay, Mom, confession time- we never went to the skating rink. It just sounded good. And I'm sure it was fun.

I'm afraid Maddie has the same "go" factor. When given the choice between going to a basketball game with her daddy or staying home with me, she chose the game.

Which means I have the house to myself tonight.

And I'm going to ignore the pile of laundry that needs to be put away. I'm going to ignore the Christmas decorations that have yet to be taken to the garage. I'm going to ignore the dust bunnies that rapidly multiply when I go to work.

I'm going to put on my comfy pants. I'm going to relax on the couch with whatever chick flick I can find. I'm going to relish my sweet, glorious alone time.

It's taken 30 years to figure it out, but I've had a revelation.

Staying in is where it's at. Please excuse the poor grammar. It just didn't sound right any other way.

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Carrin said...

i agree with you 100%! I feel like such a homebody. But, seriously, it's way cheaper and I don't have to get dressed up. Its all good!

Terri said...

Oh, yeah - there's something to be said for a quiet evening by the fire, isn't there? Hope you enjoyed your alone time!

Sarah said...

that sounds fun! I wish I had some me time ;)

Karen said...

I agree - while a night out is ever so much fun, a night in ALONE has it's own kind of benefits.

LemonySarah said...

Home is the best place sometimes, isn't it?

Also, it's high time I delurked on your blog! You're one of my favorite bloggers - I should let you know that more often.

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