One of my friends just sobs and sobs when she has too much time alone. It's hard for me to imagine because I've never felt that way. I lived alone before I met Smith, I've spent long periods of time alone when he traveled, and now that he's working varied hours, there are many nights I spend alone.When I'm alone I can spend time doing things in my own time, in my own way. Ten on Tuesday starts now.
1. I listen to jazz. Wonderful, improvisational, muted trumpet, smokey voices, jazz. Not that "smooth jazz"...not my style, but beebop, that's my style. Miles, Coltrane, Hargrove, Billy and Sarah, to name just a few.
2. Read, quietly, no interruptions, either in the living room or on the patio, depending on the weather.
3. Take a drive up a canyon, sit quietly in a grove of trees and watch the birds. Sometimes I walk a trail, but rarely go far on my own. It's not a good idea to head out alone without letting someone else know where you're going.
4. Fix an easy but very tasty dinner, such as, roasted shrimp and asparagus. Set the table with full service and wine glass. Treat myself like a queen.
5. Shop for furniture, sit in every chair and try to decide what will fit my needs. I fell in love with a yellow rocking chair and I can't get it out of my head. It may come home with me yet.
6. Clean and reorganize...without someone saying "are you sure we won't need it?".
7. Spread my stuff out all over the livingroon, in every chair, and all over the couch. I love having space to see what's in my knitting basket or how many magazines and books I'm involved in reading.
8. Write flash fiction. More on this later.
9. Skip dinner (and just snack on fruit or veggies). If I eat a late lunch I'll have an apple with sunflower butter for dinner.
10. Sing out loud and dance as I'm getting ready for bed (whilst nekid). It's true, it's fun and it makes me laugh.
Oh, yes, I knit, too! What do you like to do?