Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Time for Quiet...


Hubby and son are in the wilds of central Texas manning our fireworks store. No outdoor stand for us any longer. We graduated to a building, indoors with air conditioning and living quarters. Woo hoo!

But I digress.

One daughter moved out a couple of weeks ago and the other was whisked off as a counselor at our church's children's camp for the week.

I have been at home blessedly alone with only the dogs for company since Sunday night. I kid you not, this is probably the first time I have really been alone in that house for any length of time since we moved in nine years ago this month!

It's very quiet. And odd. Even when my daughter's home, she's usually holed up in her room doing her own thing or sleeping, so it's not as if we spend a lot of time in the same room. But to know she's not even in there is just...well, odd.

Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly enjoying this vacation of sorts. I've gotten into a little routine and I like it. It's going to suck to have to go back to old routines when everyone starts coming back home.

Well, back to work. I'm leaving early today so I've got some things to get done. Shh...


mtnchild said...

Quiet is nice.

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Jen!
I have to say, I don't like being home alone. I like quiet, but I like knowing one of my family members is in the house.

On my blog you mentioned you like to write military heroes. I heard Diana Fox of Fox Lit Agency is looking for authors with military heroes. I thought of you!

Now go do something you couldn't do if the family was around!!!

Regina Richards said...

"Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character."
- James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

I'm glad you're enjoying some time to yourself, Jen. I hope you are spending a little of it indulging your imagination. :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

Quiet is awesome, Mom!

Wendy, I actually just sat and, as Regina suggested, indulged my imagination. I spent a lot of time reading and writing and anything else that *I* wanted to do or not do!

Regina, I sure did indulge my imagination. I did quite a bit of reading and quite a bit of writing--probably over 10,000 words!