Today was a short day for work. I only had one small house to clean. I knew I would have most of the day to myself.
I slept in a bit later than usual. My kiddos knowing mom prefers to sleep until the last minute possible, they get up themselves and get themselves dressed. They go downstairs and play quietly.
I crawled out of bed around 8 and went downstairs and made the kids their breakfast shakes. I packed Rhianna's lunch and we headed out the door for school.
I came home and did a few chores. I then readied for my day and headed out.
After I came home from work, I flipped a load of laundry, changed and headed out the door.
I was going out for the day. Guilt free.
I picked up some garden seeds for a project the kiddies and I are going to do.
I had some research to do and a bit of design on a power point.
Instead of heading home, I decided to stop in at Panera for lunch and their WiFi.
I'm sitting here. Kid-free. Feeling like a put-together grown up enjoying my Acai Berry tea.
I finished everything on my to-do-list and even had a few minutes to spare to blog hop.
I should feel really-really guilty for not rushing home and doing something productive.
I'm trying really-really hard to muster up the guilt.
But I am struggling finding the ability to do so.
I'm sitting in the corner, in a sunny window. And it feels great.
The kids are out of school in 15 minutes. I know I should go. I know there will be noise and chaos surrounding the children as they walk through the door. I just can't seem to find the desire to walk back into reality.
But I will. As much as I dread the bickering and fighting that will most likely happen this evening, I am excited to see my kids and hear about their day.
I'll just think of the next time when I can slip away and enjoy the silence of a sunny corner in a coffee shop.