Tom has been gone this last week at Mountain TOP and I have been parked in Akron by myself. Several people have expressed concern that I will be lonely or bored. Ha! How little they know me. I miss Tom, sure, but I enjoy time to myself and love (for a little while) ordering my life without having to answer to anyone else.
So how have I been spending my week? I’ve been reading and writing. I finished reading two books this week and made a good start on a third that will take me forever to read (Peter Cozzens’ “This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga” – 600 pages of little tiny print). I have had plenty of time with my blog and time to do some other writing as well. I’m all caught up on my e-mail and on the blogs that I follow.
My favorite thing this week has been my daily excursion to see friends. Saturday was the wedding. Sunday was spent with my sister and her family. Monday I met a friend for lunch. Tuesday I had supper with the Disciple Bible Study group I taught my last year at Wedgewood. Wednesday I took a long walk and had supper with Chris. Thursday I had lunch with Karen. Friday I had lunch and a nice walk with my sister. Today was breakfast with Deborah and a graduation party this afternoon. Monday (our last night in Akron) will be supper with our longtime “gang.” This has been plenty of out and about time for me. I have also been to see my doctor and had an eye exam but those are just routine, not fun.
I have also been knitting and watching movies. I watch the movies that I love and Tom doesn’t like, such as “Unbreakable,” “50 First Dates,” “Signs,” and a lot of musicals. While I watch I knit prayer shawls. I have two finished and ready to turn in at church on Sunday. I was hoping to have a third finished, but the pattern is more time-consuming than I expected. I really enjoy knitting but when Tom is around I enjoy holding his hand or leaning against him when we are watching tv. It is hard to knit and hold hands at the same time!
I will be glad for Tom to come home tonight. But I have enjoyed my week with Tom gone. As much as we enjoy being together, you appreciate each other more if you occasionally have a little time apart.