Friday, December 9, 2011

Checking Out

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.


  1. I'm a new follower from Lovin the weekend!

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  2. So nice to meet you, I have just found your lovely blog through the blog hop Lovin this weekend wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

    Always Wendy

  3. Stoppin' by from the Lovin' the Weekend blog hop and a new follower!

    Sometimes we Moms just need a break, huh? A few hours does wonders sometimes!

  4. I'm sorry you are stressed, I can relate, in fact I'm having one of those nights now. All we can do is take it one day at a time and not worry about all the craziness that lies ahead, be happy in the moment:) if not find wine!

  5. Thank you for your support, comments and for following me!

  6. A bubble bath is a good way to check out for a while. Until the water gets cold anyways. Thanks for joining my It's a Wonderful Life Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

  7. yes..I hear you!!! Those tapes have always helped me too.

  8. Lisa - thanks for hosting! I'd love a bubble bath sometime! But usually my choice is a late night bath or sleep. Sleep always wins!
    Thanks for your comment Momto8... 8 children? You need lots of escapes!! :) DGMommy


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