Tuesday, November 29, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 38


A Friday night to myself.

Roger went on a hunting trip over the weekend

so the boys and I stayed with my parents.

Many of you know that I

normally spend Friday night

curled up on the couch on a date with my hubby.

After the kids were nestled in bed

at my parents house,

I stole the evening to get a little "me time".

I plopped down on my dad's

big ol' leather recliner,

kicked out the footrest,

stretched out and worked

on the New York Magazine crossword puzzle.


My dad's best friend was
once a professional baker

and he was kind enough to drop off

a homemade apple pie.

I heated up a slice with ice cream

and brewed a cup of coffee.

Then, I took bites and sips

between working on the crossword puzzle.

Total indulgence!

Since we don't have cable at my home (gasp!)
it was a super duper special treat

to stay up late and watch

House Hunters International on HGTV.

I love to see all the exotic homes

in far away places.

It's the simple things in life
that make me the happiest.

Like a rare evening spent

all alone

doing whatever

I please.


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4 Lettre Words said...

Sounds like my kind of night!

Unknown said...

A night alone?? Wait ..what??Ok first of all I am scared of you if you can do those crosswords. My mom used to sit at the table every morning and work the ones in the paper. She even has a Crossword puzzle dictionary.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds heavenly.

Pieni Lintu said...

Sounds so lovely! :)

Becs said...

Sounds fantastic, love the top picture!

FYH said...

Love the angle of the first one!

Unknown said...

You can't go wrong with apple pie. Even if your honey isn't around.

Jessica said...

Ahhh, alone time ROCKS!!!!

Nancy C said...

I love that show too! Especially when they feature homes in Italy. :)

Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds like a great evening to me. Glad you enjoyed it.

Gina Kleinworth said...

How relaxing for you Leigh! I love watching that show too- :)

Ashley Sisk said...

That sounds quite wonderful.

Mother Theresa said...

I like that kind of night from time to time too. :)

Susan Anderson said...

Sounds like an excellent date with yourself!


Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Awwwwh what a perfect night!! Happy tuesday!

Andrea said...

The date nights always sound incredible, but wow! You even finished the puzzle!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

happy moments ♥

Tracie Nall said...

Me time is a good thing.

House Hunter International is my favorite house-buying show on hgtv.

Crossword puzzles are awesome! My husband and I like to buy those big books and race to see who can finish first. We are all competitive like that.

Anonymous said...

Love that first shot. Nice to have a night alone.

Linda D. said...

I feel relaxed just reading this wonderful "Week 38 of Happiness"! Always also feel inspired to notice blessings in every day things. Thanks.

cre8ivesky said...

We don't have cable either! As a result, PBSkids and I get along fairly well :) Glad you got a nice break at your parents! Have a great weekend :)