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.
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
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.