my first steps of independence, but i only have one leg that works, so its the faceplant of indepedence

Last night my oldest daughter had a sleepover and our son was home late from an outing.  It meant our youngest was an only child for a while.

It was torture, clearly.

So to make up for it we offered her the kind of reward only possible at Chick Fil A.  Waffle Fries.  Yay!!!

But, things were more complicated because I hadn’t had a bath.  And I might have had a head wound but I wasn’t going out stinky.

So, poor Pete had to make a choice.  Take the stinky wife out kicking and screaming to the very close Chick Fil A.  Or shoot her in the head.

I hear she can be difficult.

It meant that last night was a very big first.

The first time I stayed at home.

The first time my husband could trust me.

The first time that I was all by myself.

It was most definitely the first steps of independence that I’ve had.

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38 Responses to my first steps of independence, but i only have one leg that works, so its the faceplant of indepedence

  1. Mary @ Holy Mackerel May 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM #

    Good for you!! HUGE accomplishment, my dear.

    Only problem is, you obviously had to sit there smelling yourself. I know that problem all too well myself. :o )
    .-= Mary @ Holy Mackerel´s last blog ..Today’s post is full of frustration. Enjoy! =-.

  2. Al_Pal April 28, 2010 at 7:37 PM #

    Staying home sounds way better than a face plant!
    .-= Al_Pal´s last blog ..Sensitivity: I have it. =-.

  3. Velma April 27, 2010 at 6:24 PM #

    Yay! (I bet it was scary, but YAY!)
    .-= Velma´s last blog ..Getting Kinky in Our Nation’s Capitol =-.

  4. Sarah Feakes April 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM #

    Anissa,
    You go girl!
    Peace Homie

  5. Fairly Odd Mother April 27, 2010 at 6:40 AM #

    So proud of you! Although, did they bring you back some waffle fries? I hope so.
    .-= Fairly Odd Mother´s last blog ..I’m Promtacular. . . =-.

  6. Kelley April 27, 2010 at 2:29 AM #

    Slow it down woman! He will make you do the vacuuming…

    {in all seriousness, it is the little things that are the HUGE things. And this is HUGE}

  7. yogagalnw April 27, 2010 at 1:36 AM #

    Yehaw! So happy to hear about this latest step in the right direction. You go girl!

  8. thepeachy1 April 26, 2010 at 8:22 PM #

    with all this new found independence and such, should I go ahead and order the male strippers for home or are you up for a road trip?

  9. Angella April 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM #

    You never cease to amaze me, lady.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..My Kind Of Conference =-.

  10. Denise April 26, 2010 at 9:57 AM #

    Yeaaaaaah, congrats!

  11. Sandy Jenney April 26, 2010 at 7:00 AM #

    Obviously things were fine….were you excited? anxious? or no big deal-io?
    I saw where someone else had said they had been quietly reading. I have to admit that I too have been reading all of yours and Peters adventures (well….struggles & victories). I don’t comment as much as I should….but glad you are sharing it with us.
    .-= Sandy Jenney´s last blog ..i heart faces – Week 17 Smiles =-.

  12. Chibi Jeebs April 26, 2010 at 1:19 AM #

    DUDE! Party at Anissa’s house! ;)
    .-= Chibi Jeebs´s last blog ..GTT: Around the world in 80 years =-.

  13. bermudabluez April 26, 2010 at 12:46 AM #

    Good for you! You GO Girl! Glad to hear that you are doing so well!
    .-= bermudabluez´s last blog ..Inspiration for the Day =-.

  14. annie April 25, 2010 at 11:27 PM #

    Future so bright we gotta wear shades!

    Way to go Anissa. You are on the mend woman :)

  15. Meg April 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM #

    Go Anissa! Way to stand your ground (no pun intended) and not go out stinky. That’s a lesson that perhaps I should learn.
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Addiction =-.

  16. thepsychobabble April 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM #

    That’s nice dear.* But the internet really wants to know if he brought you back some waffle fries.
    Mmm…fries….

    *I joke, albeit awkwardly(awkward-it’s how I roll). It really is teh awesome that you got real, true, alone time
    .-= thepsychobabble´s last blog ..Oh looky. A Vlog. =-.

  17. BigLittleWolf April 25, 2010 at 7:59 PM #

    So glad you’re home. So glad for this latest first of so many firsts. So happy to be reading you.

    Many of us – whom you don’t know – have been reading, quietly, and sending all the positive energy and determination and good wishes we have. We will not stop. We know you will not either. (And did you know that waffle fries have secret powers? But I cannot divulge the myriad ways.)

  18. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM #

    You’re ready to work the stove next!

  19. Fate's Mistress April 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM #

    WOOHOO!!! I hope he at least brought you back something from Chick-fil-a for being such a good girl. ;)
    .-= Fate’s Mistress´s last blog ..Too tired to come up with a witty blog title. =-.

  20. Musings of a Housewife April 25, 2010 at 2:59 PM #

    WOOHOO!! Keep on chugging, girl.

  21. designHER Momma April 25, 2010 at 1:38 PM #

    you are doing it! So freakin’ frackin’ proud of each and every step.
    xoxo
    ~emily
    .-= designHER Momma´s last blog ..Yesterday. Earth Day. Documented. =-.

  22. Melisa with one S April 25, 2010 at 12:52 PM #

    That’s awesome. Big steps!
    .-= Melisa with one S´s last blog ..Acts of Bravery =-.

  23. Scatteredmom April 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM #

    Fantastic! I’ll bet it was nice to have a bit of alone time :)

  24. Cindi Brooks April 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM #

    Congrats! I bet that was scary and exciting all at once. Hope you enjoyed! xoxo

  25. Jennifer April 25, 2010 at 11:20 AM #

    Such fabulous and exciting news for you!! I bet it was bliss to have a just a little quiet time for yourself. <3 <3
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Hotel-ing it. =-.

  26. Jacque April 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM #

    Staying home is a huge accomplishment!
    .-= Jacque´s last blog ..Weekly Winners =-.

  27. tricia April 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM #

    Staying home alone. What a treat! Glad you were able to do that!
    .-= tricia´s last blog ..Never Let You Go by Erin Healy =-.

  28. Lisa Rae @ smacksy April 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM #

    The title made me laugh.
    The ending made me cheer.
    .-= Lisa Rae @ smacksy´s last blog ..Smacksy Sunday Link: Dog Running a News Stand =-.

  29. iCarolann April 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM #

    You’ve true grit, babycakes. I still can’t do what you do even without a stroke.

  30. knock_out April 25, 2010 at 10:19 AM #

    I am so thrilled for you!! (& your family as it is a certain independence for them as well, methinks.)

  31. DE Heather April 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM #

    that is an awesome step, friend. I bet you are super stoked.

    xo
    .-= DE Heather´s last blog ..Taking A Step Back =-.

  32. neena April 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM #

    you are woman!

  33. Assertagirl Amy April 25, 2010 at 10:17 AM #

    Was it wonderful?

  34. CocktailConfidential April 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM #

    Congrats!! I hope you have many more evenings home alone. And I mean that in a good way!

  35. @danielle92278 April 25, 2010 at 10:14 AM #

    How absolutely fabulous!!!! Such great news!
    .-= @danielle92278´s last blog ..Maddie =-.

  36. Hockeymandad April 25, 2010 at 10:12 AM #

    Did you clean up the wild and crazy party remnants before he got home? I heard it was a real crazy party with great imbibery and debauchery.
    .-= Hockeymandad´s last blog ..#253 =-.

  37. Ramblings by Reba April 25, 2010 at 10:03 AM #

    Awesome! Congratulations!

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