if i had 24 hours to myself.
organize the basement.
watch the food network.
go to the gym.
take a long hot shower.
go out to lunch.
get a new bra.
watch the today show.
go to a movie.
and not in that order.
i don't like the gym anymore, but it used to be one of my favorite things to do,
and i think it would be fun to do something in my pre-mama routine.
just for one day.
like watching the today show.
i always felt so informed.
i barely heard about the earthquake in japan.
thank goodness for texting.
and people knowing that if it's not on disney channel,
i don't hear about it.
the thing i didn't like about the gym was going every day.
where it felt like a chore.
so i think it would be fun to get to go just for one day.
as a relaxing, enjoyable activity.
and really, i'd rather just go for an 8 mile run in the middle of idaho, but we only have 24 hours folks, and we all know i'm not in running shape anymore, so there's no way i'm going to be able to do 8.
man, i used to run!!!
and since we are dreaming,
i would also like to request no sore muscles the next day.
i used to love the food network show where they showed where different kinds of food got their start.
how they were all made.
when the today show is over,
i would have the food network on.
turned up so i could hear it in the basement.
as i threw stuff out.
organized the rest.
i like bins.
i don't even remember the name of that food network show anymore,
but before i had kids, i used to ALWAYS watch it.
i ate a lot more then.
mainly b/c when you watch the food network you get hungry.
even if you're not hungry,
watching it makes you hungry.
and it was usually on at 10pm.
evil i say!
so after sleeping in, going to the gym, and taking a hot shower,
i would get dressed.
do a little basement organizing/throwing out.
while having the food network on in the background.
and then need a break.
i'd go out to lunch.
like jen, i would have to say cheesecake factory would be my spot.
i would order:
avocado rolls with extra dip b/c there's never enough.
refilled at least once.
and another once for the road.
sugar retouched every time.
and a piece of the adam's peanut butter cheesecake.
i've tried others.
they do not compare.
it's all i need.
i would eat half of it.
ask for extra whipped cream to go, and save the other half for later.
back to the basement.
hopefully by now i would have cleaned out most of my teaching boxes which we all know i won't be using ever again.
maybe have the courage to throw out the old cheerleading megaphone.
definitely put the pom poms and prom dress in a box.
good willed some of the toys?
maybe this basement idea isn't so hot.
but it's what i always want to do.
when no kids are around.
maybe it's just one of those things i say i want to do b/c i know the kids will never not be around so it's a safe desire to want b/c i don't really want to do it, i just want to say i want to do it, knowing it might never happen anyway?
that's too deep for a monday night.
so let's just say i'm working on that basement as planned.
then come up for a snack.
during it's regularly scheduled time.
watch the evening news.
i'd better be feeling informed by this point during the day.
probably paranoid and a little depressed by all of the negative news too.
then back to the basement.
eat the last half of the cheesecake for dinner.
drop off all of the basement de-junking at the DI/goodwill.
go to a movie.
layered butter 2 times, 3 if i'm being really honest.
large mug of diet pepsi and dr pepper mixed.
fall asleep reading a good book.
and if there really were no budget for this free 24 hours,
let's be honest.
i would have squeazed in a $1000 shopping spree.
just for me:)
who's funding this and watching my kids?!