I'm not talking about shopping, here. Have you ever just felt the need to completely check out from your life, especially your children? How guilty do you feel about it?
Tonight, I simply needed to have a break. But, the eternal question begs, how do you check out when it's just you to take care of the kids?
So, thank you again, Netflix (I wish I could be their affiliate!!!). My life is painfully stressful right now, though I continue to listen to Deepak Chopra's wonderful audio book, which helps. So, to escape the fact that the bills are piling up (serious, serious piles) and I have no idea how Santa is going to be visiting this house (when I'm just feeling lucky to still have it), I grabbed earphones and my smartphone and plugged in to Pandora.
Thank you to Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and a few others I can't name. Though I can't currently identify with their relationship angst, I can enjoy the dance-beat and the belt-it-out singing style. Those girls and a couple of glasses of a cheap, but lovely white wine called Famega got me through the evening. I put on a movie for the kids, poured myself a glass, plugged in the earphones and cooked my man some dinner. What a lovely break from worrying and trying to find a real paying job online.