Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lonely Day

I'm feeling a little bereft this morning, since Husband is going up North to hear Talented Stepson's Jazz Concert this afternoon. I would love to go: I love jazz and love hearing Stepson play, but I have a pre-baptism meeting at an inconvenient time and I can't change it (we just heard about the concert yesterday). So I have morning meetings and he'll leave about noon, and I'll be wondering what to do with myself the rest of the day. Here are some ideas:

  • Laundry. At least two loads.
  • Take Scout on a middle-of-the-day walk for a change. Might be more fun than those early morning ones. (I see that she appears to be voting for the walk.)
  • Dishes. (we are the only middle-class family in the U.S. currently without a dishwasher, as far as I know.)
  • Visit someone. (a pastor's work is never done).
  • Go to a movie by myself (I know it sounds sad, but I'd go to one of the ones Husband ISN'T interested in.)
  • Work on knitting.
  • Write. Something. Creative. (perhaps about the girl with the key hanging around her neck on a piece of string...?)
  • Read Sara's Gruen's book Water for Elephants.
  • Try not to mope.
  • Start another blog.

any other suggestions? Perhaps something more exciting than what I have suggested? (and I wonder why I don't write short stories any more! .... maybe because I am boring.)

14 comments:

more cows than people said...

ooh... sounds like you could end up having a GREAT day. the class i was supposed to teach an hour and fifteen minutes south of here, i cancelled due to weather... i could keep my usual saturday morning office hours... but... nope. I'm going to memorize my monologue and then just relax. I think.... i may consult your list for inspiration.

more cows than people said...

sorry you're lonely and have to miss the concert though. that IS a bummer. i had a pre-baptism meeting last Saturday that i totally forgot about, thank goodness i was there. maybe i should keep those office hours...

P.S. an after-thought said...

I have had quite a few days alone during my marriage and I have the mindset that they are vacations from cooking a dinner and a vacation from schedules.

Right now, spouse is in Salt Lake City.

The biggest problem I have when I'm home alone is I go to bed way too late, but I awake at the same time as usual in the morning.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Going to a movie by yourself is never sad. I always loved to do that. And I also loved going to a coffee shop for breakfast with a book or the paper and set a spell.

Chorus said...

I loved Water for Elephants, and I hope you do too!

FranIAm said...

Start another blog? I love you Diane, I do!

Anyway, I would like to inform you that until I moved into the home of Mr He Is, which is now the home of We Are, I did not have a dish washer.

Ever. In my life.

And we have one here and almost never use it, as we are just two, except for every other weekend when we are three.

Hope you had a good day Diane! And Scout too!

Barbara B. said...

There are some good things associated with going to movies by yourself -- you don't have to share the popcorn! :)

Hope you and Scout had a really nice day.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

diane diane diane... hope the day of possibilities was pleasing to you! the hotcups do not have a dishwasher either unless you count it when we leave a mug on the coffee table and the dog licks it out! mmm yummmy coffee anyone?

Diane said...

well, it wasn't as much fun as I had hoped, but I did get some of Water for Elephants read....

Diane said...

oh, and fran, I would like to start an anonymous blog OR a blog for invitation only...but, you're right. I don't have time.

Grendel said...

love, love love!! You are tagged! I can't do links so here it is at
http://notthesameasbeingafrog.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-middle-name.html

dust bunny said...

I went to a mall all by myself...and then to a lovely historically significant house & garden. Sometimes being alone is very, very nice.

Lindy said...

You are NOT boring... I can't believe you'd even entertain that notion.

This is very selfish of me but I hope you'll write a short story for us. Do what makes you happy. But, I like your writing.

Jiff said...

Sounds like spring can't come too soon, eh?