Having the House to Myself

It’s rare that I have the house all to myself, so I truly appreciate those times when I am all alone. My husband is somewhat of a homebody, so he rarely goes out by himself. This is even more true now that he is working from home. I used to have Thursday mornings to myself since he would go into the office and I wouldn’t go to work until 1:30, but now he’s still home on those mornings even though he’s technically at work. He has the house to himself all the time, so I don’t think he appreciates it like I do. I’m gone at least two nights a week between work and my bible study. Add in all the extra things I do like two book clubs, season tickets to Centerstage  with my friend Alison, and many other random assorted outings with girlfriends that the boys aren’t invited to and he gets the house to himself an awful lot. On the other hand, he has no activities that involve him getting out of the house on a regular basis and unlike us girls the guys in our circle of friends rarely go out for a guys night unless there’s some occasion like a bachelor party. Tonight is one of those rare exceptions. Some of our friends are moving to Colorado in a few days, so the guys are having a farewell dinner and drinks. This leaves me home all alone, and I’m loving it. It’s not that I do anything that I wouldn’t do when my husband is here, but sometimes it’s just nice to not worry about bothering anyone else. I can watch whatever I want on TV or do whatever else with no consideration for what he is doing. For an introvert like me these alone times are great for recharging the psychological batteries. I love my husband and spending time with him, but every once in awhile it’s nice to spend some time with myself.

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