Things you can do when you are home alone

September 2nd, 2009

1. Rent a movie without special effects. And watch it.
2. Borrow a fat book. And read it.
3. Not make breakfast. Not make lunch. And not eat it.
4. Talk to no one but yourself. And write it.
5. Miss them.

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  1. this never happens at my house … this home aloneness you speak of. Think we'll still have DVD's and books when I get the chance for a day alone??

    Comment by Mrs. B. Roth — September 3, 2009 @ 4:20 am

  2. I don't get much time alone at home either. But I do get to leave home for chunks of time. I enjoy that A LOT. And I do all of the things you mention on your list. It is a fabulous thing to have time alone as a mother. To not cook for or clean up after anyone else. To read and write and listen and watch without explanation or audience.

    Thanks for simplifying it, for capturing the essence of times of solitude so well.

    Comment by GailNHB — September 3, 2009 @ 11:11 am

  3. We're still about 10 days away from school but you capture the sense of freedom mixed with loss, with hints of indecision about what to do–read a book? eat? blog? How do we fill the time? I've got lots of grand plans but know there will just be some sitting. And breathing. Which is good, too.

    Comment by J — September 3, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

  4. What a great post. Brief and somehow inspiring. I just put The Soloist to number one on my Netflix queue. Thanks.

    Comment by Relyn — September 5, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

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