Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday's Favorites: Silence

I know, I know, I wrote "Friday's Favorites" yet only named one thing in the title. I just wanted to be consistent with the title I've been using in the past and I figured it would be okay since this weeks favorite is truly worthy of its own title! (if you are new to my Friday's Favorites posts you can read about it here)

Yesterday was one of those rare days where I had the entire house to myself. All the kids were at school (my youngest goes two days a week), my husband was gone and lo and behold I wasn't signed up to do anything at the school like lunch duty or help with a bulletin board.

These days are rare and I love them. When they do occur I usually choose to spend the entire day at home, which I know may sound rather odd considering I am a stay-at-home mom and by definition means part of what I do is spend time at home. The difference, however, between the two is huge.

It's called silence.

I can be at home alone and get completely lost in my thoughts or blog or read the newspaper or take a nap without any interruptions or noise. I'm not barraged with demands for food or games or missing shoes or lost toys or any of the other millions of requests the kids make when they are at home.

Days like this give me the sanity boost I need to make it through the other days of endless noise. We all know you can't put a price tag on that. What about you? Any favorite things you like to do when you have some time alone? Let me know. I'd love to read about them.
Take care,
Julie

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I love a quiet day at home. I don't like noise.
I love to blog, cook, do little projects, blog some more...

Bubba's Sis said...

I LOVE days like this! For me, it's usually Mondays. I blog, read Facebook, nap, just do whatever I want! In the silence!

D... said...

I envy you. I don't get those days anymore.