I've had the week to myself, as my hubby flew to MD to help out a few family members with health issues. I haven't been alone like this in twenty years, when the hubs was in the Air Force and would travel now and then. I have to admit, I've loved it.
needs time alone, to rest a bit, eat what you want, and watch hours of
the food network, uninterrupted. Here's a list of activities I've
1. Eating meals at the sink, from pots and cans.
2. Realizing, by myself, I don't need a dishwasher. All week, the dishwasher has contained only two mugs and a fork.
3. I've done laundry once. Not even a full load.
4. Haven't cooked meat all week.
5. I finally painted a door we had installed four months ago.
6. I sewed some new arm chair covers, something I've wanted to do for two years.
7. I stayed up until midnight if I wanted to.
8. I slept in 'til 9 a.m. if I wanted to.
9. I got to the gym more often.
10. I wrote more.
11. I watched You've Got Mail for the twentieth time. Then I watched Turner and Hooch for the tenth.
12. I saw this badge on facebook. I laugh out loud every time I look at it.
13. I cleaned the bathrooms. This is easier to do when no one is around.
14. I vacuumed behind and under the sofa, which I do, like...never.
15. I cleaned out the 'fridge, which I do, like...never.
16. I read Jesus Calling daily, instead of twice a month like I've done in the past.
17. I had time to think.
isn't to say my husband inhibits me from doing any of these things.
He supports whatever I want to do. He's a good guy and I like having
him around, but people need alone time to process and plan.
When I'm alone, I realize how crazy my life can be. Most of us just go,
go, go, because that's the pace of society these days.
I'm grateful I've had this week to myself (relatively - I've still helped the folks.) I think there's a bit of hermit in me.
Have you ever had a week to yourself? Were you compelled to vacuum under the sofa and watch Tom Hanks movies?