Monday, October 4, 2010

i survived.




warren had a guys trip this past weekend in the mountains (fly fishing/ tailgating/ football game...aka no wife/ no kiddos invited).  i had the kids solo for 4 days....i admire everyone out there who is a single parent.  i learned i am not good alone (anyone who knows me knows that i'm a chicken).  i don't sleep at night b/c i think that robbers and kidnappers are lurking in the neighborhood, i lost my keys while we were on a shopping excursion and taylor looked at me after about 30 minutes of frantically searching and said "mommy, it's okay...don't cry" (i was totally about to cry)...luckily, the nice people at the gap had them.  i was so happy to see warren when he returned last night....i told him i was glad he didn't find a college girl he liked better then me....and then i went to bed at 8:30 and slept sooo good.

*images courtesy of dilly dallas, chapman interiors, domino, a life more fabulous, down and out chic

21 comments:

Rachel said...

Glad you made it! I hate when my husband goes out of town - I also stay up all night thinking of all the ways someone could break into our house. I sleep so much better when he is here!

Rachel
www.southernexposure1.squarespace.com

Fran said...

Shannon, too funny! I am EXACTLY the same way when my husband leaves. I am so worried that someone will break in (I check and double check all the windows, doors, etc.) and I sleep horribly! Some of my friends love it when their husbands leave for a trip (they get a little alone time), but not me!! I'm chicken too!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it! I am the same way too...even with the alarm on...I can convince myself that someone is breaking in! Take care, Caroline

Abby and Her Boys said...

Loved this post! I'm also a chicken and hate when my husband is gone past 9:00 p.m.! The whole "college girl" comment made me chuckle. I'm glad you made it through your weekend, Abby

a little luxe said...

Ha ha! You are not alone! I am so paranoid that people are breaking into the house I sleep on the sofa so I can hear everything going on..... and I usually can't fall asleep until midnight!

Menina Veneno said...

Beautiful pics! I love pink!Glad you could sleep well lol! Have a lovely day!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I have a very active imagination when my husband is out of town, I imagine all sorts of crazies right outside my window! Glad you survived the weekend!!

Happy Monday!
xo Jade

Kara Pierce Boyd said...

Love your story...Im NOT good solo either! Im a NEW BLOGGER and LOVE your site...My name is Kara and just wanted to let you know you are on my list of FAVS! Did you post at 4;30 am your time? LOL! Thats EARLY! xoxo Im at www.elements-interiors.net, look forward to your posts :-)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh, yeah, you've earned one of those Mommy Merit Badges. When Ben is out of town, I feel like some kind of warrior in survival mode.

The Huntress said...

you sound exactly like me!!!! I never sleep when my hubby is gone always thinking someone is about to break in enough though we live somewhere super safe :) lol

Glad you made it!!!!

Amy

Sarah Lynne said...

I LOVE the pink on the wall in the last picture! This makes me want to implement some pink in my home! Thanks for the inspiration!

Birdie Pearl said...

I did the solo parent this weekend, too. I hope you can recoup today!

Alexandra said...

I get the same way about when I'm home alone!!

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

I love all these pink pictures... they're just so girly and fun. And... I'm so on the same page as you. I am SO uncomfortable staying home alone. But, it sounds like you have the sweetest little girl in the world and precious little baby to keep you company!

Tracey said...

I'm totally the same. I never sleep when Mr C is away on business and my friends always laugh at me because i am deadly serious when i say i could not ever split up with him (not that i'd want to!!) because i could not look after the kids on my own! lol. xx

Staci Edwards Design said...

Congrats on your survival, and great images!

Kelly Green said...

Well done - I am no good on my own either!( and its always good to have someone to have a drink with at the end of the day!!!) KG

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I am exactly the same way about the sleeping when my husband is away (which is almost never). I too think someone is breaking in. I sleep with my phone and triple check each lock. And I toss and turn all night.

so glad you made it through and it does make us appreciate our hubbies doesn't it?

la la Lovely said...

Love these images.. pink always makes me weak in the knees and so do ghosts chairs and venetian mirrors and pretty much everything in the images....
xoxo

pve design said...

ditto. same way. feel like i deserve some sort of medal of "solo" honor when he returns home.
sometimes, i have to cry in my pillow - it is not pretty.
such a wimp. (me)
pve

Laura Casey Interiors said...

love catching up on your blog. Can't wait to see what you do for taylor's room. love that Lee Jofa.