So I would have liked to sit back and eat bonbons during my time alone, but that wouldn't be worth much would it?
So I did bunches of other stuff. Like tons and tons of cleaning - which has already been forgotten and seemingly worthless as my kids are back to being. . . kids. Sigh. But it was so nice to have a clean home. . . while it lasted. I did about 7-8 loads of laundry. Changed out sheets (finally) in the kids' rooms. Cleaned out and cleaned up our (lame) fridge. Painted an end-table. Sewed a little tie and crinkly blanket for a newbie in the ward. Grocery shopped. Ran errands.
And for some fun stuff: talked to family and friends. Went over to a friend's house and watched a movie. Read. Napped. Enjoyed peace and quiet. Took Scout on walks. Slept in until 7 each morning. It was really divine.
I was also able to start and just about finish a project I've wanted to do for quite a while. See, my boys get up and they are not suppose to come out of their rooms until 7am. When they do come out they are dressed and beds are made. It's really great. Except that they dress themselves goofy quite a bit. Silly clothes. Unmatching. But what really drives me crazy is Miles wearing clothes that don't fit it - halter-tops just don't look good on people, really. And I can't get rid of those shirts b/c they fit Jonas just fine. The boys also tend to wear the same clothing 2-3 days in a row. And my boys are not neat and clean boys. :) I thought this could be a problem, especially come school-time when we need to be dressed, appropriately, by 7:45. I didn't want to battle Miles about his clothes when I'll probably be stressed enough getting 4 (4!) kids ready and out the door by then (thank goodness my folks will be here the first week of school!). Anyways, to make a short story even longer, I saw this "clothesline" a couple of months ago on familyfun.com and loved it. So I painted it in our boys' closet (which has no door) and think it's practically perfect. So the night before I'll "hang up" the boys' clothes and then *hopefully* we won't have battles in the morning. So far the boys love it - and I'll try to include them as much as possible in the picking out of their clothes.
p.s. I think it looks better in person. But whatever. :)