Holiday Orphan.Me

When I can’t type my password correctly, I know there’s something terribly wrong.  My fingers lose graceful coordination when something’s bothering me.

This coming weekend is something I’m not looking forward to.  The President (Lord, bless his balding head!) declared at the last minute that the 20th of August will be a holiday.  August 21st has already been previously declared a holiday, so that means we’re having a four-day weekend.

While a huge part of the population may be in a state of euphoria about it, I am so dreading those days.  Once again, I’m going to be an accidental holiday orphan.  Well, maybe not exactly “accidental”, as I almost always end up alone during holidays.  My daughter will spend that long weekend at her Dad’s, so that leaves me doing another Macaulay Culkin.

There will be no “significant other (SO)” to snuggle up with.  Truth be told, there’s a greater chance that a meerkat will show up at my doorstep than Mr. SO and I will spend time together.

Looking at the silver lining of this cloud, I can just think of it as valuable “me” time.  I can sleep in and not think of anybody else but myself.  I won’t have to look after anyone or make grilled cheese sandwiches… or watch Phineas and Ferb (who am I kidding, of course I’ll miss my little girl!).

And yes, I almost forgot about my friends.  I can go see them and pig out or do something out of the box.

Before I know it, my daughter will be back in my arms, and I shall be reborn… and probably have a meerkat as a pet.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. hey, Pepper! Chin up, girl!! You should definitely avail of your valuable me time! C’mon, let us know how wonderfully your weekend went, okay?!

    • Hi Rosh… thanks for the encouragement :). I’m starting to look forward to that valuable “me” time :)

  2. Long weekend! Make it your “me” time Pepper. Shopping & salons will be your partner. =)

  3. This is such a tough part of divorce. I hope you do manage to make it into some nice relaxing “me” time.

  4. I envy your Me time. Hope you can find something fun to do and even if laying in bed watching tv is what you consider fun. Enjoy it.

  5. Maybe you can spend it doing things you never normally have time for. See a movie or watch a bunch of them in a row, read books like crazy, go shopping out of town, get a mani/pedi/massage, or if you must…tackle a big project around the house.

    I hope you have fun. I think it will pass quicker than you think!

  6. I think if I had that much time to be uninterrupted, I would dig into learning, like an online class for improving my blog, SEO, or other techie stuff that I can’t wrap my brain around when I’m getting interrupted every 5 minutes. Or I’d break out the paints and canvas and see about making some artwork. I’d blast the tunes out loud and dance like nobody’s watching, because they won’t be. LOL!

  7. my mom just took my kids on vacation for 5 days. i was totally against the idea at first but then as i thought about it more and more i was super excited! they will be back tomorrow and i swear i have gotten more done in the last 5 days than in the last 5 years! maybe you can find some projects to keep you busy too? i had so many i don’t think i will even get to them all!

    • Maybe I’ll get some writing done. Now, I’m beginning to look forward to that time alone. Thanks :)

      • oh i totally came inside and cried when they pulled away! but then i started making a list of all the things i have been wishing i had time to do . . . i have been non-stop since they left. i have a blog post i have written about it. i will post it tomorrow, maybe it will further inspire you : )

  8. Hi Pepper,

    I feel your pain! I hate when my kiddos are away. Try to keep as busy as possible and enjoy that valuable “Me” time. Take care!

  9. Pepper, you sound like my hubby and I. We are always mopey when our daughters go off for the week or weekend.

  10. You need to buy a copy of “Justified”, and let Timothy Olyphant keep you company. He does the trick every time;)

  11. Hi Pepper! I hope I can just say cheer up and then you can, but I also can relate when my hubby and son go to my in-laws and I’m left alone in the house with all the house chores! But we must girl, we must strive to be happy even when alone. So yes, I’m telling you to cheer up and find your way to a blissful holiday.

  12. Just plan some activities for yourself and I’m sure your time will pass by too soon and before you know it the girl is back home.

  13. curl up with some popcorn and about 10 movies! =)

  14. Tin | The Average Jane says

    Hey, it’s alright. As you said, it’s me time. Plus you have a lot of catching up to do with your daughter when she returns home. That’s something to look forward to. =)

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