Thursday, August 23, 2007


There is a strange thing happening at my home today. I am in one else is here. Friends, this does not happen very often. I can't remember the last time, actually. Alex has an appointment for a medical test in Birmingham in the morning, and since school has just started, I hated to ask off. So, Don was able to take him. They left this afternoon and will come back tomorrow. It is really quiet, with only the sound of Scooter snoring under my feet. Now what am I going to do with these 14 hours. There's a South Beach Frozen meal for supper tonight, and I am meeting 2 sweet friends for breakfast before work tomorrow. I know I'll not sleep well...never do when Don is away. I'm not scared...just not completely at ease. So, I'll be up late, I'm sure. I need to clean out my closet....well, just actually hang up a bunch of clothes, and put my shoes away, and hang my purses up...just everyday maintenance that has not been done everyday for a while. Or I could watch this week's episodes of All My Children which I have on my DVR. I got a wonderful book from Tina for my birthday, I could start on that. Oh, and yesterday, Don bought us a Dyson vacumn cleaner. The lady who cleans for me has been saying we need one for a while...the old Electrolux just ain't cutting it any more. Ya'll, if I had known haw much stuff was in my carpet, I would have moved out. This thing is amazing. My dog, Scooter, is a fox terrier. He is not meant to be a house dog. But,he is Alex's companion, and so he has taken up residence inside with us for 12 years. He sheds terribly, and it's a wiry little hair that just sticks into everything. I thought I had been doing a fairly good job of keeping it vacumned up...but, what she got out of the carpet yesterday was unreal. O.K. that's enough vacumn talk. I'm not going to do ANY mundane tasks for the next 13 1/2 hours. I could get all the clothes in the hampers washed and put away....but, why? Actually, the reading thing is sounding really good...then a little AMC...then some more reading. Sounds like a plan, huh? Oh, what about the closet?'ll keep.
Oh, why don't I just take a nap and decide when I get up?.....Night, Night.


Musicaljean said...

That surely does sound like a plan! If I were closer I'd pay you a visit. We could see how we sound singing together. I bet we'd make a pretty good duet!!

Ang baylis said...

I vote you just relax and enjoy every moment of your alone time! I am kind of weird because I love having my own time! Maybe soak in the bath? Read? Go out for ice cream (...oops, sorry! I forgot about the South Beach... but do those frozen meals have any taste at all?)

I am also weird because I would get a lot of enjoyment out of playing with your new vacuum cleaner! I wish you lived closer so I could borrow it! Just kidding!

Whatever you decide to do, just have fun with just YOU!

Much love,
Angie xoxo

p.s. Thank you so much for your super sweet comments! ;)

melissa c said...

Enjoy your 'alone' time, Tonja! I love when I am all alon here :)


RealEstateGirl said...

Tonja, you crack me up! Sounds like a little O.C.D. kicking in. Gary always says to me, "why can't you ever just sit and relax? Why do you always have to be doing something?!"

I say curl up with a good book---after you wash the clothes and vacuum!

Much love!
P.S. did you get my email about the beach?

nancygrayce said...

Oh, my gosh! I started cleaning my closet today. So now, I have things pulled out and am frustrated because I don't know what to do with them.....I think I'll just shove it all back in, close the door, and leave it for another day! Have a good quiet time! :)