forgotten what to do by myself
This is along the lines of the thread about self-care, but a bit different so I thought I'd start a new one.
At this very moment, I am alone in my house for the first time. Literally. We moved when my daughter was 6 months old. She's now nearly 18 months and this is the first time I've been here by myself. The funny thing is, I have no idea what to do!
This just highlights something I've already been thinking about. I'm looking into getting a regular sitter for a couple hours a week. I think we could swing it financially. But while considering the whole prospect I realized I have no idea what I'd do for those 2 hours.
Housework? That seems like a waste almost. Most of that I can do with my daughter "helping," not that I necessarily do do it.
Take a nap? God, that sounds heavenly. But, I don't know, I have a hard time napping even when I'm really tired. I used to take a nap almost every day before I became pregnant. Alas, I seem to have lost the ability.
Go to a cafe? A lot of my friends have moved or I've lost touch since quitting my job before my daughter's birth. And I can't seem to focus on a book to save my life.
Ok, ok, long post short: I guess I'm looking for some reassurance that I will "find myself" again since becoming a waaaay crunchier parent than I thought I'd be. Given half a chance and a couple hours, that is.
Advice? Experience? Commiseration?
Many, many thanks.