Since being in Idaho Falls and having the advantage of grandparents and aunts available to tend my children, here are some things I've been able to do BY MYSELF:
-go running, every single day, for as long as I want, unencumbered by the snack/nap/potty needs of my offspring. This is pure bliss.
-drive a car. And listen to talk radio while I'm doing it.
-go shopping, without having to haul two kids along with me into the dressing room.
-take a shower without a little munchkin or two sitting on the bath mat, observing me, or causing problems while I have shampoo in my eyes and am powerless to mediate.
-go to the bathroom. With the door closed and everything!
-eat a few meals. Not technically by myself, really, but without having to cut food into bites for Miriam.
Ah, sweet solitude. I don't know how I'm going to go back to real life this week. Sigh.