a rare night to myself…

Dear Diary,

What would you do if you found yourself with a night completely to yourself?  No kids, no husband and no where you had to be?

I found myself in this situation last night and had no idea what to do with myself.  I ALWAYS have at least one kid with me either at sports or at home.  But last night I didn’t have to rush after work to pick up anyone or go anywhere because hubby was driving the kids to Ottawa so that the kids could spend a week with their grandparents.  Hubby is driving back today.

I’ve known about this awesome evening to myself for a few weeks and have been weighing my options.  Do I hang out with friends?  Do I try and get a ticket to the Coldplay concert?  Do I book an appointment to get my hair done?  Do I go shopping? Clean the house? My options were pretty much endless.

So what did I decide to do?

Nothing, well mostly nothing.  I wasn’t productive at all and it was great.

I came straight home after work, and was greeted by the cat who was happy to finally see someone home.  I swear this cat is part dog.


I then surfed facebook for 30 minutes (with the cat lying on my lap), then got dressed for a run.  I drove over to the conservation area and went for a trail run.  I did the 4k loop, then because I still felt good and had nowhere else to be, I ran the loop in the opposite direction for a total of 8km.  Afterwards I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru  and bought a Asian Grilled Chicken Salad for dinner.  When I got home I took a shower, put on PJ’s and cuddled up on the couch with my salad, a beer and the cat to watch “Icarus” on Netflix (a documentary about the Russian doping scandal).  Afterwards I read a few chapters of the book “Older, Stronger, Faster” (great book btw), then went to bed.  In other words, I had the perfect relaxing Janice night.


What would you do if you had a night to yourself?

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