Not such a big deal for many but for me it's huge.
It's the first time in months that I have been entirely alone.
The Man I Married has gone to work
The girls have gone to school.
J-man is out for the day.
Six glorious hours of just me, myself and I.
My choice of what music plays.
My choice of how loud it plays.
My choice of whether the air con is on, whether the front door is wide open or locked shut.
My choice of how exactly the day will run, no demands for drop offs, pick ups, trips to Kmart or to collect other peoples children for play dates.
I'm not answering the phone.
I'm shutting the world out.
Somewhere chanting in my mind is a little voice saying "Use this time, use it wisely"
And so I did.
I did the dishes.... and they have stayed done.
I swept and mopped. The floor remains footprint free.
I hung the washing on the line, without having to stop and answer 300 questions about the storyline for iCarly or Victorious.
I snuggled with the bunny and no-one nagged me to let them hold it instead.
I made a coffee and used the last of the milk, guilt free !
I sat and drank that coffee while I read the paper. The whole paper. The whole coffee. While it was hot.
I had a shower and didn't have anyone talking at me through the closed door. No-one flushed the toilet or needed to fill the kettle while I was in there.
I love my family. I do.
But I must confess I also LOVE being alone.
What do you do when you are all alone?
Linking with the Lovely Kirsty at My Home Truths