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Saturday, June 09, 2012

top ten things to do when mom is home alone

roadrunner on our birdbath, taken last spring, see old post, here

Top ten mom things to do on the evening of my bi-annual mom-home-alone experience:

1.  clean and refill birdbath

2.  feed chickens fruit and veggie scraps; find one brown egg

3.  sneak over to the neighbor's back yard where Daring Daughter is babysitting (ok, so i'm not entirely home alone); throw tiny pebbles at her as she swings on the hammock (listening in as she gives voice commands to her iPod);  all the while the babysittees swing on their swing set, plainly looking in my direction, laughing really loud, thereby giving me away, unheeding my pleas to:


4. watch the parade of tricked out vintage cars at the car show in Vineland, NJ, courtesy of my sister texting me pictures (don't you love modern technology?), and not really minding the longhorn orange Chevy

5. pause by the kitchen window to watch the hummingbird lap sugar water from the feeder (my mother's day gift)

6. slice up a big plate of fresh, homegrown, good-as-Jersey tomatoes (thank you, dear husband), generously sea salted and black peppered, and savor each and every bite as I sit on my back porch, under the ceiling fan, rocking in my trusty, beaten up, barely woven together wicker chair, alternating between watching the sun set and reading Austin Woman Magazine

7. share bits of tomato slices with my tail-wagging-pooch (who knew dogs love homegrown tomatoes?)


8. text my out-of-town, boys-only-weekend, golf-playing-husband,
I deposited $ into our checking account.  
In case you need extra tipping cash for the lap dancers.

9. stream foreign films on Netflix (currently playing, sidewalls)

10. repeat to myself, life is good ... life is good ...



16 comments:

smalltownme said...

I'm laughing over #3 And drooling over #6. Life IS good, indeed.

Red Shoes said...

I'm laughing @ #8! I knew roadrunners were big birds, but didn't realize that they were THAT big...

Hi... from Brussels...

~shoes~

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am saving this for when I'm home alone--which won't be anytime this week as a I have a lovely houseful with both my boys home from college, the in-laws in town, and a big graduation party for my daughter on the schedule for today.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Now I'm craving tomatoes. :-)

Lovely post!

Coffeypot said...

I can't do the foreign films thing. I read slowly (product of the Atlanta City School system back when schooling was mandatory and teaching was job security, not teaching)and miss all the action...or only get half way through the captions...then I switch to porn.

Karen Jensen said...

Of course doggies love home grown tomatoes! Do you know the John Denver song about them?

shrink on the couch said...

Yes, I know the Homegrown Tomatoes song. But is there a line about dogs? ....... scrambling to find lyrics .....

slow panic said...

sounds wonderful. life is good.

Martin Willoughby said...

That was an evil text to send your husband. Well done.

JCK said...

I'd love to pull up a rocker and sit a spell. Your life sounds good...and balanced!

Banjo @ Unfabulousness said...

I love that you have the kind of relationship that makes #8 happen......

Susan said...

Great home alone times. Can't wait for my tomatoes to ripen - my mouth is watering.

Rainbow Motel said...

I see by your sidebar that you've read David Finch's book "Journal of Best Practices". Wasn't that excellent?? Heard his interview of "This American Life" and ran right out to buy it. We're having our son (already 23) tested for Aspergers now. Extremely high functioning...but...well...we needed to check. New blog. You might recognize my "voice", fellow Texan.

dkuroiwa said...

a good life, indeed.
home alone (or almost home alone) time is most definitely needed....for the sanity of all involved.
your place under the ceiling fan is where i would like to be...eating tomatoes, watching humming birds and giggling at your texts to your hub.
funny stuff, my friend.

dkuroiwa said...

a good life, indeed.
home alone (or almost home alone) time is most definitely needed....for the sanity of all involved.
your place under the ceiling fan is where i would like to be...eating tomatoes, watching humming birds and giggling at your texts to your hub.
funny stuff, my friend.

Elliot said...

Always looking out for your man, I like that