Friday, December 19, 2008


So today - half way between Caitlin & Alec's birthday and Christmas - I am going to celebrate.  I am introverted - not to the hermit living alone stage.  I like people but I really value time alone when I can get it.   Because Kevin works a lot of nights and is therefore home in the day, Caitlin was unemployed for 3 weeks so she was at home, then Connor was home for 8 days after tonsil surgery, then Alec came home I haven't had any time alone for weeks.  There is always someone wanting my undivided attention or help doing something or finding something.  Because of the holiday season I know I won't have anytime alone until January 10.  So today I will celebrate - very briefly.  Between the time Connor leaves for school in 10 minutes and the others trickle in from work parties I will have 5 hours to my self.  Yipppee!!!  What will I do?  After a quick trip to Wal-Mart (turkeys are on sale for $1.47 pound while supplies last) I have a morning to myself.  I might clean, bake cookies and a quick look outside confirms I will be shovelling snow but I can do it alone!  And I can listen to music I like instead of the girls country & western or the boys rock (not to offend anyone who likes that music but I can't handle it for hours on end or at loud volume).  And I won't have to referree any disagreements!  Yippee again!


SusanE said...

I hope you have a great 5 hours and may you have, over this Christmas season, another opportunity for a few minutes of alone time.

Cherylinn said...

Make to most of those 5 hours and enjoy yourself....By the sounds of it, you won't have that long alone for awhile.

Fiddling Granny said...

Sounds like the perfect amount of time for a bubble bath, a book and a glass of wine. Just keep heating the water up. Ahhhh!