Friday, May 20, 2011

A day to myself... *sighing contentedly*

A day to myself... Oh, doesn't that sound lovely?

It's something that doesn't happen very often, and at times I've wondered if I would ever see an entire day to myself again - a day completely and entirely to myself...to do only what I want to do.
But hallelujah, and pass the potatoes... today is the day!!!

Young Lad has been sent packing to a friends house for the weekend, and the Old Guy has been told in NO uncertain terms that I want the entire - and I mean ENTIRE - day to myself today.

No phone calls, no one dropping in and waking me from a nap and then asking "oh, were you sleeping?", (no, I just like to drool and make guttural snorting noises with my eyes closed, every now and again. It's FUN!) no visitors, no door to door salesmen, and no stress.
I need it... to recoup, breathe deeply, relax, garden or even just nap the day away... and to just put all the stress and worry of the last several months right out of my mind.

Now, I don't know how it ever came about, but people like me for some reason. Which means that they hang around a lot. And I like them too, if the truth be told... but in small doses. I've never been one for constantly talking on the phone, or wanting to live in someone else's back pocket on a regular basis.

Because what most people don't even realize about me is that I'm pretty much of a loner. I remember back when when I was young, and someone once asked asked me what I wanted to "be" when I grew up... and I replied "A hermit".
Or a cat.
Which worried the school psychologist, I think.

But hermit... or cat... either one would do me... as far as I was concerned anyway.
Neither one is very big on idle chit-chat, and neither one feels obligated to put the kettle on for visitors, 4 or 5 times a day.

Both potentially have fleas, (but only one is drawn to licking their bottom - hopefully. Never having actually met an honest-to-goodness hermit, maybe I'm wrong there.) and they both enjoy thoroughly their solitude and "one-ness-with-nature".

Now don't get me wrong... because I want you to know that I do love my friends. I just wish that they could all get together and schedule their visits all at one time, so that we could get it over and done with in one go.Which would at least leave me a regular day or two or three a week to myself.

So on this particular, glorious Saturday, I've banished the boys to their boyish pursuits, put the phone out in the shed where I can't hear it, and I've put a notice on the door saying:


8 comments:

Pam said...

I adore days to myself! A hermit or a cat...love it...that sounds like me too!

farmlady said...

I think that you and I will have a lot more in common when you get home than we realized.
I could have written this post. I understand this completely. I love your expression about not being in someone else's back pocket. I don't do "needy" or calling everyday.
A kindred spirit you are.....

Kurichan said...

I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your "Me Day"---you deserve it!!! :-)

Homestay Mama said...

I know what you mean--I love having guests, and students living in my home, but it is very refreshing to have a day all to myself once-in-awhile!

Marjie said...

I'm often accused of being a hermit. I didn't leave my house at all last week. I have to go out on Wednesday. That's it! I'm glad you got a day off.

HermitJim said...

Believe me, I know exactly how you feel! Maybe you can tell by my nickname!

I've always been that way, and guess I always will be!

I'm happy for you having some time to yourself, my friend! You deserve it!

Jackie said...

You and I are kindred spirits, I only took on a part time job to get me out of the house. I detest the phone I dont want to sit for hours talking but what really annoys me is my DH will have friends over to work on his race car and they bring their wives, girlfriends etc and Im expected to entertain them, please guys leave them at home I dont want to entertain them.
This happened last weekend and the wife liked to clothes shop, sorry I dont do clothes shopping just for the fun of it, it is not fun. Anyway I had to go to the supermarket so I made sure we got down there an hour before closing time and there is not much opened in town on a Sunday afternoon, she found a few shops but I made my youngest go with her while I slowly strolled around the supermarket. :)

Gramma 2 Many said...

You know, it is so nice to have days to yourself. I do not get enough of them either. I have one friend that I have finally broke from calling me two or three times a day. I do not have the time to sit and chat on the phone. I have been know to keep my car in the garage and to not answer the door if anyone knocks.
Glad you got a day, take a few more:)


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