Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Little Things

While my husband's on vacation, I get lots of things done (which I’ve blogged about before) but I also get to appreciate things I am otherwise be too busy or preoccupied to enjoy.

So I decided to compile a list of things that I’m noticing and appreciating as part of my daily “ahhh” moment to help stave off the crushing loneliness:

Eating random food straight out of the fridge
Open windows and fresh air
Playing whatever music I want at full blast (nothing like jamming to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance...)
Walking around barefoot on freshly vacuumed floors
The comforting hum of the fridge
An unoccupied bathroom
Cool bedsheets
Buying tiny amounts of random food from the bulk store I want to try
The body-shaped divots in the mattress
The way the cat snores
Stretching out fully on the couch with a bowl of cherries resting on my stomach
Singing at full karaoke volume in the shower


Find a quiet place and close your eyes. What do appreciate about your alone time? Comment below!

11 comments:

Eli Yanti said...

i have alone time to read and read my book *grin

Pamela Hearon said...

Getting to watch a full-blown chick flick without feeling embarrassed about sniffling:-) And putting on my Across the Universe CD at full blast!

Kristina Mathews said...

My husband went out of town and I tiled my backsplash. I think I missed the concept.

I did have some alone time while my kids were away at band camp and camp Grandma. Did I get any writing done? Hardly. Starting a new book is harder than I remembered.

I do make sure I get some alone time on a regular basis. I'm now at the age that I know if I don't get it, look out. I make sure to read a little every day, and I usually take a nightly bath. Usually the two go together.

Rogenna Brewer said...

Control of the remote :)

linda s said...

Uninterrupted computer time. Yay!
Why do I never seem to care about uninterrupted laundry time or vacuuming time?

Kate said...

As much as I love my husband, I do treasure my alone time. I love eating whatever I want when I want without having to consider another person. Reading. And reading, and reading.

Cathryn Parry said...

Staying up with the lights on all night.

Kaelee said...

I used to get a lot of alone time as my husband was a partial travelling salesman. Now he's retired. I miss my all night reading sessions with lots of fruit snacks along the way.

Cecilia83 said...

The Tv is on for all night until next morning, and alone with my books.

Vicki Essex said...

I see lots of people love their alone time. 8 )

Has anyone done anything crazy while their significant other's been away? Something they could never get away with while they were around, that you just have to do it while he/she is out, flaunting it just the teeniest bit?

For instance, eat a turkey leg in the bed.

Snookie said...

I like to read during my alone time :)

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