The girls have half-days this week for parent-teacher conferences. Our conferences were yesterday so I took the day off. That means I had 4 blissful hours in the morning to do whatever I wanted.
One thing I had been dying to do was to go through our house room by room and document everything I want to do, like paint or get a certain piece of furniture or whatever. Another thing I'd been dying to do was go through all of their toys and purge and organize. They have SO many toys that they never play with but whenever there's a garage sale or consignment sale and I try to get rid of stuff they never let me. So I went through and put a bunch of stuff away to see if they even miss them and if not, they are out of here at the next consignment or garage sale!
Anyway, it was so nice to have a few hours to myself, at home, and to actually be there when they got home from school. They loved it, too. It was just like back in Kindergarten when I wasn't working yet and they only had half days. I miss those days, but at the same time I like that they are more self-sufficient and independent, and I like having more money :)
And just so this isn't a picture-less post, here's a photo I snapped of a Christmas tree in the lobby at work.