Alone (sorry not sorry)

So last night I slept all alone in the house.

It was…weird, but strangely refreshing. I crave complete solitude occasionally.

I am at the tail end of the family being away at camping, they are due back either later today or tomorrow, but I’m ready for them to come back. Inject some energy into this house again.

Up until yesterday mid day I had Jerry the Airedale keeping me company. So I did have a companion for the duration of my alone time, albeit a furry one. It was great to have him here, and we did a lot of walks down to the lake together. I started tracking my steps with an app on my phone and it, the app, is ‘proud of me’ for reaching and surpassing their self-imposed daily goals.

Kind of fun, the tracking. Not sure I’ll keep it up forever, but for now it’s a toy to play with.

Anyway I got some of the things done I wanted while alone in the house, including a lot of writing with is mostly garbage. I’ll just keep it in my writing app and maybe one day I’ll return to it and see if anything can be done with it. Some of it is future blog posts, some of it is stories I’m continuing, some of it is brand new stuff percolating in my brain.

None of it is memoir related. πŸ™„

And I worked on what used to be my office and then turned into my girl’s craft station. Can she keep it tidy, do you think? πŸ˜›Β  Here are the before and after shots:

Last night, I woke up at 3 am, scrolled through my phone a bit, and saw a UK blogger who was also insomniac-ish. He was up already (he’s 6 hours ahead of me) but because he didn’t sleep he was feeling like a zombie. So, I shared some zombie comments with him, fell asleep again at 4:30 am, woke at 6:30 am and made two coffees.

Those first coffees are the best! πŸ™‚

Now I’m wondering, since I don’t have a dog to walk until lunch time, if I should go for a bike ride, or do laundry.

Hm….tough choice, isn’t it?

After they get back all hell will break loose with baseball playoffs and hockey season prep so I better get on with my day. I’m out of the house this afternoon for a surprise appointment that crept up on me, but until then, the time is mine.



13 thoughts on “Alone (sorry not sorry)

    1. They love camping. I like it without the bugs…but the bugs were worse this year because of all the rain we had in the spring. Breeding grounds are rampant in wet conditions! (I once participated in a mosquito study at University for a professor so I know things). πŸ™‚ Anyway, I opted out, suggested late September when it’s cooler I’d join them but…hockey season begins then. πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜€


  1. The new space looks awesome!

    I’m just a couple of days away from having the house to myself again during the day. Even though my kids are mostly quiet and to themselves while they are home for the summer, there is something about having the quiet house to myself when they are school that is just different. I both love and hate it.

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  2. That looks neat! I hope it lasts awhile. I think people are just born this way: when I was 12, I rearranged my dolls from different countries by size and space. I have always been this neat. While things out of place don’t freak me out like my ex military husband who checks for empty hangers, I do like a house I can find things in.

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