Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How Do You Like THEM Apples?

"Don't forget to buy pears," he tells me. As if I would forget that the kids have an insatiable appetite for pears these days. "And grapes. Get some grapes."
"Okay," I tell him, wincing a bit at the obvious reminders. Truth is, since going back to work, he did more of the grocery shopping than me. The reminders, although maddening, were likely necessary.

That was months ago.

Today I sit alone in my space watching the pears turn from yellow, to spotted and brown. The kids won't be home for two more days and by then the pears will be mush. Sure, I could eat them myself. Sure, I could make some fancy pear tart. Or, I can watch them turn and long for mouths to feed.


There is beautiful freedom in having the day to yourself. A freedom I have not felt since having children. A timely arrangement this has been with the long days of summer. And although I miss my kiddos deeply while they are with their dad, I know they are in good hands, and I am enjoying the sense of calm that I have found. Here. In my own little space.


So, yeah, I have to modify my grocery list a bit. And perhaps, I'll be eating a bit more cold cereal for dinner (because, I can!).

And so what we had to put the play room in the garage? The kids love it!

They can romp and play in those things called bedrooms too.


So I might just have to have some friends over for pear margaritas. Because the kids? It turns out? They like apples too!


22 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I spy with my little eye the spot for my ass on your couch.

Pear sauce? We can make that, right?

Kori said...

What a lovely space, and a lovely posrt; you sound peaceful, and that is no small thing.

Life As I Know It said...

Yes, you sound peaceful and good.
I love your new space...popping over for a pear cocktail would be lovely right about now.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

You did an amazing job with your space..and I will gladly join ya for drinks!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Your new place is beautiful!

Krystyn said...

Loving the digs...and I think a pear margarita sounds perfect.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It all looks wonderful--the kids look so grown up--more elementary schooler than toddler, that's for sure.

Chris said...

Your new space definitely looks peaceful! Thanks for sharing pictures of it. And glad to hear that you are peaceful as well.

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

love the new space -- and the playroom in the garage! What a wonderful idea!!

britt

Jason, as himself said...

I like it a lot. Even the uneaten pears--the're one of the prices to be paid for peace of mind. When I moved out during my divorce back into my own space, I reveled in it every minute I could. Only my place was not nearly as beautiful and tasteful as yours. I furnished the whole thing with $200.00 and a Penny Saver, and my carpet was sea foam green.

Wendi said...

So happy for you my friend.
Love your new space.
I am possibly, just a tad bit, jealous of your "alone" time...
enjoy it!

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I'll bring the Jose Cuervo!

Jasmine said...

I'm off starting the 1st of July... let me know when you've got time to start the blender! And I'll add my two crazy kids to the bunch (and they like apples). Eddie will be gone (working) most of my summer vacation, so I'll have plenty of 'alone time'... just with my two kids.

Kelli said...

Cute little place you have there. Enjoy your time...and a drink or two.

Courtney said...

ooh, I can't wait to cuddle up on that couch while ALL our kiddos play together for the first time in that super cute playroom and we talk about life over large glasses of wine(and water, boo hoo 9 months of no drinking)You have created a lovely home and I can't wait to stay in my family suite. See you in 12 Days!!!!

SARAH said...

Jamie, Yay! It looks wonderful. Enjoy your peace and quiet...

~Swankymama said...

FANTASTIC!!! Yay you!

And is that the Ikea mirror I see in your living room? Awesome!

Burgh Baby said...

I wish that couch was about 2000 miles closer to me. Dammit.

katydidnot said...

i don't remember any pear margaritas. we should have a do-over.

T~T said...

glad to see you are settling in nicely!

Anonymous said...

i am interested in the 3rd bedroom.

Courtney said...

I like them apples, but I want more apples! Write more girl!