Phew! After working at least a few hours 27 of the preceding 28 days, I declared a holiday and stayed home alone yesterday while Janet went to work.
Of course, there wasn’t much to it. Papa John came and got Emily a little after 9:00, and the guy from the cabinet shop showed up at 9:30 to hang the new cabinet doors over the bathtub. Then I took a bath (the tub was declared seaworthy as of Friday, and I’ve had 5 baths already) and drove down to Kaiser Roseville Medical Center to find out that ‘fasting’ also meant ‘no coffee.’ After that, a quick lunch, a couple of beers, and a nap, and then by 5:15 or so, up to get Emily at John’s house.
Someday, I would like to try spending a substantial, uninterrupted period of time by myself. I’m pretty sure the longest I’ve ever been alone is only like 4 or 5 days, if that, and I can’t really think when that would have been, except maybe a thanksgiving break during college when my roomate went home and I hung out in our room. I like being alone, but I seldom get the chance, and then, since I know it’s limited to a few hours, I try to do too much instead of just enjoying some quiet time to myself.