Monday, February 3, 2014

Alone time

Today I am alone in my house.

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

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  1. Oh gosh that sounds so lovely. I hope you enjoy the rest of the day lovely

  2. Just knew you would be enjoying this first day of peaceful quiet on your own! Long may the days continue!!!! xxxxx MnD

  3. It's so important to schedule in some 'me time' so you can put some fuel back in the tank and be ready to face the world again!

    Well done for recognising this Kirsty!

  4. OMG! I haven't had one of those days in a while. However, when I am alone, I enjoy some T.V. and watch what I want no cartoons, Disney or Nick. I then turn up the radio and listen to my opera and finally. I go in my room while the windows are up ceiling fan on and all electronics off and just lay in the bed listening to the nature having fun outside. I feel I am at peace, then before you know it I hear the front door open and little feet heading down the hall. Thankfully the day was worthwhile. :)

  5. It took me several years before I acknowledged that I really like living alone. But now that I do, gee, I find this quality time a lot. I watch whatever I want to watch on tv (usually old tv and old movie). I clean the floors and dust and water the plants. I talk to the fish and the turtles, and I spend hours playing with Abbie, my dog. I play on the computer (like this) and I sing and sing and sing. I'm never bored because I knit, I sew, I play piano, I paint, I crochet and I bake. Gee, I love this list! Don't you?

  6. OMG I am so JEALOUS. I need a day like this so desperately. I LOVE alone time and I almost never get it because my husband works from home. Anyway, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day. Hope you get another one very soon!

  7. Wow, such a unique piece! I enjoyed every bit of it. thanks for sharing

  8. Oh man, that sounds like my idea of heaven right now! I don't think I've been alone for two years! When I'm alone I like to read or catch up on al the TV shows I record but never seem to watch.

  9. I love doing whatever I want on days when I am alone. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as I am doing it because I want to not because I HAVE to!

  10. Some alone time is exactly what my mind ordered!!! Being alone for a little while each week is good for the mind and the soul. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  11. I pretty much end up doing what you do - cleaning the house and then sitting down with a cuppa and admiring my handy work haha. Enjoy the kid free days hun, I am xx

  12. How lovely Lisa! I can't remember the last time I had time to myself but I would just love to hang out at home, having a hot cuppa and sitting on my back verandah!


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