For the first time in longer than I can remember, I had the house to myself... all night long and so far all morning. I've discovered that if I had more "alone time" I would listen to Evanescence and Sarah McLachlan, do yoga, and have a pretty clean house! I wouldn't watch much television, but might enjoy an old movie late at night, such as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" with Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn. I would still take a morning walk in the garden, with my mug of steaming coffee in hand. I'd still go barefoot, so the cold wet grass would wash my feet with dew.
I might nap in the afternoon under the apple tree, as I tried to on Wednesday afternoon after the first day of my summer college course. It wasn't long before two very cute little boys climbed onto the blanket with me, effectively turning my quiet time into Mommy time. There is nothing better than Mommy time, but a little alone time - a little quiet and restoration - makes Mommy a lot more fun!
photo by Haiku, June 13, 2007