Monday, August 31, 2015

Not Alone.

I am going to try to start blogging again on a regular basis.  I love to write, and I think one of the few gifts we can give to each other as fellow human beings is to share experiences.  As C.S. Lewis said, "We read to know we're not alone."  Well, hopefully as you read what I write, you'll know you are most certainly not alone!

Speaking of being alone, when I was about 3 or 4 years old, I had this shirt that said, "Leave me alone, I'm having a crisis!"
This is exactly what my T-shirt looked like!
A family member got that shirt especially for me because I used to say, "Leab me 'lone!" all the time.  I like alone time.  I have always cherished being alone with my thoughts and my music.

Having 3 children, especially with them being spaced 5 to 6 years apart, does not give me much alone time!  And usually when I do get those precious moments away from my children, I spend it cleaning or sleeping.

Today, for the first time, EVER, all my kids were at school, Peter was at work and I was all alone for HOURS.  It was both amazing and. . .well, frankly, boring!  I have so much that I CAN do, so much that I WANT to do, that I really didn't know where to start!

So, what did I do in those blissful alone hours?  I got on Facebook, of course!  I spent two hours stalking other people's lives so that I didn't have to focus on the fact that the house was way too quiet, and so I didn't have to hear that little voice in my head that said, "you probably ought to get something done!"   (This voice sounds a lot like my mother, by the way.)

Not to worry, though.  I know I'll adjust, and in no time, I'll be getting to the extremely long list of things that I've set for myself to get done when all the kids are finally in school full-time.  Or, I might just sleep; Heaven knows that I have years of that to catch up on!