Friday, December 4, 2009

single minded

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This week's Aloha Friday question is...

What do you most enjoy or miss about being single?

This past week, Don was up in Winnipeg on business and I was home alone for the week. Don't get me wrong; I love Don, love being married, love having a partner in life, and love having his company each and every day, but I enjoyed spending the week being single. I enjoyed it knowing it was for a short time and that it would end quickly and life would be back to normal within days.

I think what I enjoyed most is just knowing I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. It doesn't make sense because I can pretty well do that already. Maybe it was just because I haven't been single in an awful long time for this amount of time. There was a freedom that I hadn't felt or thought about for over 30 years.

BUT... as much as I liked the freedom, I felt a little lonely and missed the human contact that I'm used to living with. I felt like something was missing all week, and there was something missing... my other half.

I'm glad to have him come home today.

9 comments:

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Tough question since I enjoy my husband so much... I'm guessing it's the freedom to do what I want when I want, but really even that wouldn't be fun without my spouse.

Karen said...

I know what you mean. We love them, but it's so nice to just have time to . . . just be. I get it for 1/2 week during Thanksgiving. And I decorate the house in my own free time. If I want to stay up until 2 I know I'm not disturbing him. If I get up at 4AM, I know I'm not disturbing him.
PLUS! I DON'T HAVE TO COOK!!!!! :)
Hugs. Karen

Karen said...

I can't imagine being single again, but that doesn't mean there aren't things I miss. I, too, miss the solitude of having the house all to myself. When the kids were little, my husband would take them camping for a few days and I would stay home -- all.by.myself. I would clean the house like mad the first day, then just enjoy it the rest of the time! Silly, but it rejuvenated me.

Twincerely,Olga said...

I miss being able to do whatever i want !!ssssshhhhhh!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Is this a trick question? lol

I miss the freedom of not having to consult someone else all the time.

Christine said...

Give him a big hug! Absence does make the heart grow fonder.

Huckdoll said...

I loved this.

I rarely, if ever, have a moment without children and/or partner so I really do miss the solitude of being completely alone sometimes. I think Colin realizes this though, because this morning he took the girls out to breakfast giving me about 3 hours of alone time. Just being able to do nothing in peace is rejuvenating and so, so good for the soul.

MightyMom said...

when I'm home and up at night I really enjoy having no one to answer to. No expectations or questions or requests...only what I place on myself....but I get lonely fast!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I don't miss anything!! Of course, I've been married for 32 years ~ LOL!!! I've always been independent,and through the years I learned how to keep my individuality right along side being a partner in a wonderful marriage!!!