Friday, August 15, 2008

i love my alone time!

the boys are leaving today to go to the ranch. they're coming back tomorrow afternoon, but still... that means i get one whole night of bliss!!!

i love the boys, but i also love them when they're gone. i don't have to share the tv. i don't have to watch shit i don't want to watch. i can stay up late. i can do whatever i want and i don't have to run it by anyone, or have anyone affected by it. i love being alone. tonight i'm going to watch stupid movies that no one would want to watch with me anyway. and i'm going to LIKE them. and i'm going to get to watch them UNINTERUPPTED!!!!! there's nothing like attempting to watch a movie and having to fucking pause the thing every 10 minutes because someone in the fucking house needs something from you. argh.

now while i love all of this. i'm also a total freak. i get completely spooked out by every.single.sound when i'm in the house alone. normally i tell myself shit like "oh that's just blake" even when it so obviously is not him. but still, he's IN the house so my mind totally buys it. so when he's not there and i can't pawn it off on being him.... i freak out. so know what i do? i fucking stay awake until it's almost light out. seriously. i am that person. once the sun starts to rise, time for sleepy!

well! we don't have a dog living with us yet so it's not like it can protect me! i promise.. once we have dogs, i'll sleep when it's dark cause they'll either eat the intruders, or lick them to death!

23 comments:

CAT said...

I totally get like that when the boys are both at sleepovers and Chris is at work overnight lol

Nancy Carusone said...

You could borrow Rowdy any time if you lived closer. LOL

Becky said...

lol when i'm home alone i sleep with the tv on or else forget it..i'm way too chicken! lol

norcalgirl28 said...

Okay, I would offer to stay over and not say a thing, but that would blow the whole alone time thing. You can borrow Boomer if you want, noone would get near you because he would be too busy trying to get them to play. Let me know if you want any, or none, of the above. Really, I love watching movies undisturbed too so you wouldn't even know I was there.

Issas Crazy World said...

Time for the chick flicks? I'd loan you my dog, but she's a licker not a biter.

Issas Crazy World said...

Oh and also I leave lights on in all the hallways, so my house is filled with light, when I'm home alone.

SUEB0B said...

I love living by myself for all those reasons. I am weird but I never get lonely.

Daddy Dan said...

You're not going to watch the Olympics? What kind of American are you???

Enjoy your alone time, Jennster!

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Alison said...

I leave lights on and barely sleep at all. I'm a big wuss when I'm alone at night.

Jill said...

You guys need a dog......really! You have the house and the yard, so why not!!

Black Hockey Jesus said...

Jennster Jennster Jennster. If you're freaked out by being alone, you shouldn't tell the whole internet you're going to be alone. What if we were crazy lunatics who like to make noises in your house?

I just lit my face with a flashlight. Creeeepy.

Andie said...

I love nights like that. I sort-of have one of those tonight. Hubby has a work dinner to go to... so I get the house to myself- yeehaw!
as for the getting scared thing- get yourself an alarm for the house!

it was the best thing we ever did. we invested in it because when we bought the house- there was a serial killer on the loose and hubby travels a bunch for work. It is the greatest thing ever!!!

The intial investment is about $200-$300, but it's SO WORTH IT. Plus, you get a discount on your homeowners insurance with one.

carrie said...

I am the same stinkin way.

Hey, I watched High Fidelity last night til 3am- it's on OnDemand right now, just in case you need a recommendation! :)

Ali said...

when gabe went away with the kids for the week he also gave my nanny the week off. i haven't slept alone in my house in 7 years! i was FREAKED the FUCK out. i would talk out loud as i walked around corners so any person who happened to be in the house would be scared of me. heh.

Anissa Mayhew said...

There's always the option of sleeping with a knife under your pillow, but with your luck you'll accidentally slice all your fingers off...so many NO on that one. Sorry I mentioned it.

Smug said...

I was feeling a little guilty about being so happy that my husband is out of town. I love having the remote all to myself, everything stays in it's place, the bed gets made, the dished make it all they into the dishwasher...

I am glad that this is not such a bad thing. I was sort of worried that I might be in trouble.

that girl (shelly) said...

so true! the fun of being home alone outweighs the fear though.

Robin said...

Do what I do:

If you hear a noise, yell "I have my husband's knife and a scorching case of herpes so GET THE FUCK OUT!"

Works every time.

that girl said...

oh man, looks like you deleted the sassy comments... now I'll never know.. but I can imagine ;(

jennster said...

that girl... huh? i don't delete comments.. the deleted ones in here were just repeats! :)

Daddy Dan said...

I was the deleter. I was so excited to post my hilarious comment that I prematurely hit the button three times. Sorry, Jennster.