Strange couple of days around here. Action Man and the kids have gone to Queensland to visit my mother-in-law and I've been home alone.
I haven't been alone so long since before our son was born nearly thirteen years ago. In those days, I spent a lot of time alone because AM was then a ship's captain in the Navy, and was away a LOT.
I can't remember how I spent all those weekends alone (during the weeks I was working), but I do know I didn't appreciate then the luxury of having all that time entirely at my own disposal, with no responsibilities to anyone but myself.
So what have I done? I spent a lot of time sewing (made myself a pair of pants), reading and gardening. Went walking every day, and have had a couple of long yoga sessions. Cooked vegetarian meals. Played my music very loud, and watched a couple of DVDs. I feel like I've been on holiday, and have not felt lonely for a second.
Having said that, I am looking forward to picking up the kids at the airport tomorrow. (AM is off to Darwin for his birthday present fishing trip). Much as I have enjoyed the novelty of 72 hours without demands on my time, by tomorrow I know I will be glad to have my world back to normal...