I've gotten in to a new routine in the evenings. Vivian goes to bed sometime between 8:00 and 10:00 (most days at least, you never can tell with that girl) then Jagger goes to bed at 11:00.
Then it's me time.
I usually stay up until 1:00 a.m. just relaxing and doing whatever I want. Have a snack, watch some trashy TV, browse compulsively on Pinterest, read, whatever. I try to resist the urge to do laundry, make formula, do the dishes or anything really productive and just take the time to be alone for a couple of hours.
I know that a lot of people would use the extra time to snooze, but I would rather have the time to myself in the living room when I don't have to share the remote or the laptop. I find it really recharges me and makes me feel like a normal person again.
I kick myself when Vivian wakes up to eat at 2:00 or 3:00 (and often stays awake for an hour or so) and then wakes up for the day anywhere from 6:30-8:30 (yeah, we have no schedule) but I feel like this is more of my natural schedule.
As much as I love spending the day with Vivian, and as much as I enjoy spending time with just Jagger after Vivian goes to bed, it's this time of day that I look forward to the most.
It's also when I get most of my blogging done, so you should be grateful as well!
Do you have a special time of day to just relax and be alone?