Y’all, last night was a first.
I was at home.
All. Night. Long.
I KNOW. Can you even imagine?
Well, if you live by yourself, you can probably imagine. Or if your roommate is never home. Or if your significant other is out of town a lot and you don’t have any kids. Or maybe you have kids, but they are mimes.
None of those apply to me, though, so I COULD NOT IMAGINE.
Before I go any further, let me make one thing staggeringly clear: I *love* my family. I love being at home in the evenings with Rob and Baby Girl. I love it when we all go to our local Mexican restaurant together. I love it when we have people over and it’s loud and crazy and fun.
But oh my gosh, y’all, I have not been alone in almost four years. And last night, Rob was in Hotlanta (that’s what we southerners call Atlanta when we’re trying to be funny; see also: Nashvegas) and Baby Girl was with her grandparents.
So what does a mom do when she gets a night all to herself?
I kicked the party off with a crazy late-afternoon trip to the library’s DVD section. I wanted a chick flick, something completely predictable and snortworthy, and I was not about to pay for it. I also wanted something I’d never seen before. And the movie I selected was . . .
And can I just say that I liked it SO much more than I expected? Granted, my expectations were IN THE BASEMENT, but still. It is about IRELAND and there is lots of GREEN and also AMY ADAMS (who is mildly lame in this movie, but whatever, she’s adorable) and also, the guy who plays Declan?
Yes. *clears throat* He is also adorable.
As the movie played, I gave myself yet another manicure. I know, WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE? And this time I went WAY out on a limb.
That, my friends, is bright purple nail polish. I have not had purple nails since I was thirteen years old. It is just as awesome as I remember.
(In case you, too, would like to have bright purple nails [and really, who wouldn’t?] the brand of polish is Confetti and the color is Centerstage. It was $1.99 at CVS. I also bought a bright sparkly green one by the same company called My Favorite Martian. I’m going to use it for St. Patrick’s Day.)
My dinner was frozen pizza and peanut butter M&Ms. I also ate half a can of cheddar cheese Pringles.
IT WAS A DREAM, PEOPLE.
But, in all seriousness, I did miss The Fam, and I am very much looking forward to being with them tonight.
What do you do when you get a night to yourself? Please tell, because I need some ideas for next time!