Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time Alone

It's quiet here. The only sounds I hear are the hum of the computer, the clock ticking and my fingers typing. If this were late at night or first thing in the morning, this wouldn't be a big deal. But it's the middle of the day!

My husband and daughters just left for some outdoor adventure. It's a bit rainy today so they got a late start. I had always planned on going with them, but suddenly decided to stay home - alone.

It's so rare that I get more than an hour or two of alone time - even rarer that I get to spend it in my own house.

Last week I was longing to stay home for the weekend to work on my "to do list". Instead I opted to join my family and experience some much needed relaxing time in nature. Ironically, I find myself at home today with no "to do list" to work on.

I'm sure I won't have trouble filling the time. What's most appealing is that I can do what I want, when I want, for as long as I want...without interruptions!

I might run errands.

I might run.

I might clean something.

I might curl up with a book.

I might watch a movie.

It doesn't really matter to me what I do.... What matters to me is that it's a break from the normal. I spend so much time with my girls and they with me. I know they enjoy time with just daddy, and I look forward to hearing their stories about the day when they get home.


  1. Oh, I know the feeling! I was alone this afternoon and I took a much needed nap!

    Wishing you a lovely Sunday,


  2. Sometimes I crave alone time in my own home. I'm so glad you got yours :)