Sunday, January 10, 2010

Be careful for what you wish for

Today my daughter Stefanie went back to college- hubby & son went back to Delaware- where they are living due to a situation out of our control and my oldest Jen is @ work till like 10:30 PM.

So here I sit... all alone...except for my dog Cali-we already took our walk (Buffy went to DE with the guys for this week)

To many women this would sound like Nirvana... I remember the days when all 3 kids were driving me crazy and I would've killed to have a few hours to myself... Be careful for what you wish for- it's not all it's cracked up to be... being alone that is.

I find myself watching tv. playing games on facebook, doing laundry... and being bored. I seriously need to find a hobby. On the upside I have a new book to read... but after having my whole family home over Christmas- this alone most evenings is going to get old... FAST.

Somehow way back when when I was wishing for some time to myself- I didn't actually think it through, because an occasional few hours is nice- night after night is not. Last month when I went for my check up with my dr. he told me I seemed depressed. He wants me to get out around people and suggests I join an exercise class or something. I wish I actually liked exercising and was in shape enough to actually do this, but the idea of trying to do an exercise class is really intimidating. I looked in the adult education flyer that came home and they are offering a pottery class beginning in March- that actually sounds like fun to me.

So what do I do in the meantime?

4 comments:

  1. People give me a hard time on my blog all the time when I wish for snow days so my school age kids can stay home - and they deride me for wanting my husband to be home from work to hang out and "play" [our word] And to be honest, I get tired of it.

    There has never been a time that I haven't wanted my kids by me or my husband home - sure it got noisy, of course they fought, yes I had to do a lot of stuff for them....but the whole point is I HAD these kids and married this man and I don't see what is so strange to want to be around them all the time.

    I am fortunate because I don't have the type of kids that disappear into their rooms or to their computer games. They LIKE to hang with us.

    I wouldn't have it any other way. I am dreading September when we dwindle to just one kid. I have no idea what Dad and I are going to do with ourselves except spoil her. :)

    In the meantime, for you, could you join a book club? Or start a potluck supper group that meets once a month with your friends? Or you could volunteer for "Meals on Wheels" - every town has one and it is only about one hour once a week - but I am telling ya' - it rocks. I loved doing it.

    Or you could just call me everyday on the phone and we can chat and scheme and plot world dominance. LOL

    Hugs!

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  2. Skippy,
    You just make me smile- thanks! :)

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  3. I'm with you guys. I always loved when my kids were home and underfoot. That said, with only one kid left at home, I find myself already planning stuff to do when she's gone in a year and a half. I'm actually getting a little bit excited about it. I would never admit that to most people, but really, I feel like there's so much to do out there that can be done if I'm not stopping at 2:30 to go pick up from school or run to piano or bassoon lessons or to the mall or . . .
    I find that a charitable organization can do a lot to fill days, weeks, months. I started helping at an immigrant center and before you know it, they sucked me in and now I'm doing three jobs, on a committee and a board.
    BUT, back to you - you should write a book.

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  4. and what would the book be about???? :)

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