11 March, 2007

"The Cheese Stands Alone"...

Like the last character remaining after a round of "The Farmer In The Dell", that's how I felt this morning at church. My husband is traveling on business, my daughter (who had spent the weekend here) was on her way back home, my son forgot to set his clock ahead before he went to bed last evening(!) and my mother-in-law opted to stay home this morning. I had the pew to myself. It's OK, really; I am comfortable on my own, for the most part. I enjoy socialization, but I can be quite at ease in my own solitary company, too. There was a special presentation during the Sunday School hour that I thoroughly enjoyed and a guest in the pulpit, an Episcopal Priest, who brought a grand message with a new perspective which was fresh and insightful. I noticed more flowers blooming and neighbors out walking, and visiting with one another, on my drive home. I ate lunch and read, really read the Sunday paper this afternoon... every section! I fixed a cup of Lemon Blossom tea and rocked, and sipped, on the side porch while watching the goldfinches at the feeder; their almost obsolete winter plumage growing brighter by the day now. With the advent of longer afternoons and brighter evenings I'll finish up some housekeeping tasks and even have enough daylight later on to work on some machine quilting; little Hannes sitting with me in my sewing chair! Soon my husband will return home and life will go back to normal for us, I can't wait. And yet, I'm thankful for days like these too. I am grateful now and then for a quiet day, all by myself... a day to reflect, and savor!
Life is Good!

4 comments:

Quilting Kim said...

I did so enjoy reading your post. Sometimes I just really like my own company, I always agree with myself, and heck, that inner person inside is just fun to be around. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day. Love the shot of the daffodils - that means Spring can't be far behind.

Shelina said...

There is something about unexpectedly being by yourself. You can either wallow and mope in loneliness, or like you, you can savor the time alone to reflect and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. I am glad you picked enjoying yourself.

Nancy said...

My DH is scheduled to be away for two weekends this spring, and I'm not dreading this at ALL! And this doesn't mean that I won't be delighted at his return. But there is something FINE about a weekend alone -- can sew, read, do whatever, without having to consider another person. Scrambled eggs for dinner even. Or better yet -- dinner out with a girlfriend!

gwen said...

Your post reflects exactly what I feel when I have a day on my own. I know it won´t last so I try to enjoy the most of it. We had a beautiful Sunday here as well and I have noticed that one of the nesting houses is occupied. Spring is here! Take care.