Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Me, Myself and I

I did something yesterday that I had never done before....I went to a movie. Alone. We're talking me, a bucket of popcorn and a coke, and about 7 other people in a movie theatre. And it was pretty good.

Don is always so good about telling me to 'get out of the house' (in a very good way) when I need a break. Usually that break means going up town, getting groceries, or just wandering around in some stores for a while.

Going to the movie was a very different way to have a break, a last minute thing, otherwise I certainly would have called up some girlfriends and headed out, but really this was OK too!! I laughed; and because I think my emotions were kinda sensitive after a crazy day, I cried just little bit too! But it was all good!

People have been asking how we're all doing, so here it is. We're all doing pretty OK. Me, being the only woman in the house, make up for the boys in the house with the typical motherly emotions! My usual answer to people is that we're trying not to think of it till after Christmas. I can usually say that quite bravely. Then as the conversation continues, and I start to talk about it, I usually get a little ferklempt (how do you spell that?!?).

Nate continues to have really restless nights, so either Don or I end up spending most of the night in his room. But he's stayed clear of coughs and colds, so I say the self (and doctor) induced reduction in our social activities has been worth it!

There's more to say, but for now I'll close.

Here's a pic of the boys, excitedly opening up their passports!! And here's to hoping we'll still be able to go on our little family holiday in the beginning of February....remember those Flyers tickets that Don is super pumped about? Well, hopefully we'll be able to take that little trip before we get the call to head to Edmonton!


kristin said...

Good for you Carole-taking time for yourself. I wish I could have joined you, I could have definitely used some time away from the house yesterday :-)

Karen said...

I'm glad you took some time for yourself! You go girl! I understand the reduction in social activities. People think you might be crazy, I know I got a few comments etc. Just be strong and know that you are making the right choice for your family right now.

Anonymous said...

Hey Carole! I love going to movies by myself sometimes....not that I do it often, but it is kinda nice! Glad you are looking after yourself! Next time, give me a call...I am always up for an impromtu movie viewing!!