Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My wife is out of town for a few days. She went up to NC to visit friends. I'm here at home today, having taken a day off to paint the bottom of the boat. I haven't made much progress because the day has been soggy, and I woke up to rain pouring down. That translates to good sleeping weather.
I decided to sleep in until after 7 AM and then walked the dogs in the slackening rain. I fixed a good breakfast with homemade pancakes and then sat down to read the paper with a cup of coffee. Next, I began to catch up on some blogs that have been neglected for a day or so.
So I haven't gotten any painting on the boat done, but I'm having a relaxing day. I can see the sun coming out and as soon as the boat dull dries, then I'll crawl under it to start painting. No hurries though because I feel as if I have all the time in the world.
Whenever my wife is away and I'm here alone, it feels good to me. It isn't that I don't miss her, but I'm relishing the time that I have to myself. I don't seem to feel a lot of the pressures when I'm home alone. I basically can have this be my time at the house. There is no long list of things in my head that need to get done, no conversation to make except to the dogs who could care less, no meal preparation other than throwing a pizza into the over or a steak on the grill. I'm just comfortable with a few days of me time.
Tonight I'm going to fix the minimum for dinner, maybe watch a movie later, and have a couple of dogs lying at my feet. This quiet isn't unnerving but comforting. Enjoy your day however you like.