For the first time in forever (did anyone else just sing that?) I took off the week after Christmas instead of the week of. And can I just say that I am hooked? Christmas was over, there was no shopping to do, or wrapping, or trying to conserve money, or trying to maintain obligations to people, or stress. I kept the girls with me for a week and we literally acted like Ladies Who Lunch. Every morning we would get up and go thru the Starbucks drive-thru in our pyjamas, come home to play with Christmas presents, shower at some point, go meet DP for lunch at a casual restaurant near his work where I would order a bloody mary, then come home and watch movies for the rest of the evening. It was luxurious. And we did this every day! Okay well except for the one that I had housekeepers come and clean my house, because Ladies Who Lunch don't clean their homes themselves, and we went to my dad's house to do science projects.
Other than that, one night we went to the drive-in for the Chipmunks movie. I was worried it would be cold, but about halfway thru the movie our windows fogged up and the kids started peeling off their sweat-tops. Another night I got tipsy and ordered a table and chair set for the playroom from Amazon, so we waited for it all the next day and then put it together so they could colour and do play doh without being visible to me. On NYE, the kids all had a sleepover party at my cousin's house, while DP and I stayed home enjoying peace and quiet. Here are some pictures from the week.