Sunday, September 23, 2007

just for me...

Okay, this is going to sound totally indulgent. That's because it is. But I've decided that I'm due for a dose of selfishness. So I am joining in on Dewey's Readathon. Be sure to click on the link there to read all about it. I tell you, Dewey is going all out! There will be readers and cheerleaders and loads of wonderful prizes.

The Readathon begins on October 20...time varies depending on your time zone. And the reading lasts for 24 hours. But never fear, no evil overseers with whips making sure you're reading every minute. The idea is to have fun...if to you that means 24 hours of straight reading and posting, great. But if sleep is an important part of your day, that's fine, too.

My initial thoughts on reading about this were, "WoW...that sounds like so much fun! I really, really, really wish I could do it! But of course, I can't. There's never a spare 24 seconds around here, let alone 24 hours. Who's going to take care of the munchkins? And the house? And the cooking?" But then it hit me, "If Rich can head off to the Bahamas for 2 weeks, leaving me alone to take care of everything, surely he can give me one 24 hour period to myself."

So I approached him. Didn't even have to bring up the Bahamas. He just immediately told me to go for it. He's even trying to think of somewhere to take the kids for the weekend, though I assured him that wasn't necessary. (Though truth be told, it would work out better. For whatever reason, Rich can be sitting right there in the room with them, and yet they will come looking for me wherever I am in the house every time they have a problem. Every time.)

I honestly can't express how excited I am about this whole idea. 24 hours of self-indulgent reading! Just for me! No lesson planning (if we fall a little behind, oh well). No cleaning or laundry or running errands. No wiping dirty butts or settling ridiculous disputes or fixing broken toys. One whole entire day just for me!

And what a wonderful opportunity to put a dent in some of those reading challenges I just can't seem to say "no" to. And can't seem to finish in time.

Oh my...October 20th just can't arrive soon enough!

9 comments:

Kailana said...

How wonderful! Have fun!

twiga92 said...

Oh, yay! That'll be so great! What a wonderful break!

amy said...

HOw cool is that! Have fun!

Chris said...

I've been considering this one, and I may decide to do it, but I haven't officially joined yet. It would be so much fun though! Alarm goes off in the morning, start reading and just keep going for 24 hours straight! And like you said...It would be great for these challenges!

Dewey said...

Glad you're joining us, and especially glad you're so excited about it! Sounds like a day off from your usual routine will be a great break. If the kids are coming to look for you, you might try going to the library or some other quiet place for a couple hours. I do that whenever I have some sort of project deadline or just want to read without distractions, but of course my son is much bigger than your kids sound, so he can be left home alone. :)

Becky said...

So glad you're joining in Debi!!! I am really looking forward to it too. And Chris does need to join :) That way he'll have more books to review which means more books for my tbr pile!

kreed said...

Ooooh, sounds fun! Too bad we can't have a girl's weekend somewhere and just read away! And I was going to say you might try to go to priceline (sometimes you can get a room for $20-30) and see if you can get a cheap room somewhere close by to either send the fam to or you could hole up there yourself!

Debi said...

Kara-
Now that sounds like fun! Of course, if we had a girls weekend, I'm guessing a considerable part of that time would be devoted to things other than reading! And that would be perfectly okay, too!
But I do love the idea of heading off to a motel...can't believe I didn't think of that myself!

gail@more than a song said...

I can't imagine doing that but I'm excited for you!