The sweet sound of a house all to myself.  The kids are back to school. The husband back to work.  The cats are tucked away where they won’t be bothered.

I decided to not have a “list” of things I had to get done today but instead to just slowly tackle a few things.  I de-Christmased the house.  Caught up on a bit of paperwork.  Started to work through the laundry mountain.  And made up the labels for my print show.  By the time that was done, and a few things put away it was almost time to pick up the kids from school.  sigh.

I am a creature of habit and routine and quiet.  Without it I get overwhelmed, stressed and anxious.   I’ve always been that way.  When I was single I changed jobs frequently, I moved around quite a bit, I travelled, I was involved in lots of organizations and activities.  But I always regrouped and reenergized by being alone.  Becoming a mom has emphasized my need for “me time”. 

Today has been a good day.

Comments 2

  1. amy January 5, 2010

    Today is my first day with an empty house. I have so many things to do that I\’m not quite sure where to start. Ugh. I think I\’ll try your method and hopefully my day will improve! xo

  2. Neora Chana January 5, 2010

    Even without being a mommy, I\’ve also needed the alone time to re-energize, introvert that I am. So I get it. Happy for you that you\’re back into your routine.

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