Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day Alone

My husband is helping my son move this weekend, so I found myself not only alone but unable to go outside  and work in the garden because the temperature was well over 100 degrees. What to do? My schedule is usually pretty full, I know, kids are grown, so what's up with that? I don't know, I seem to have a knack for filling up my "white space"

I felt like I needed to use the time that my husband is gone to slow down, no running around, a time to "be still"

So today was a day of just hanging out. I got to catch up on some reading, actually a lot of reading. I spent most of my day reading various books.(I always seem to have more than one going) Started a new book by Elyse Fitzpatrick; Because He Loves Me.

My neighbor left some tomatoes on my front porch, I mixed them up with avocado, sprinkled the whole thing with cheese and a side of tortilla chips and and called it dinner.

Then more reading, a little puttering around the house, but basically a very low key day, one without noise(believe it or not no IPod today)

It has been nice to slow down. Tomorrow will be a little different, there will be church in the morning and then I will stop by and see Sweet Lady, maybe we will get some ice cream together. The rest of the day will be much like today. I miss my husband (he made it safely) but I have also enjoyed my time alone, it has been a time to get recharged, rested.. I think we all have a hard time slowing down, don't you?

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you  Psalm 63:3


Rebecca said...

Sounds like a REALLY peaceful day for you. And OH! That "dinner" looks absolutely delightful!

cindy said...

Yum! Those tomatos are real! not the plastic ones we get at the grocery.

Debbie said...

I have been reading some posts that I missed while on vacation. You had some wonderful ones. I loved "We must tell them" particularly. Excellent!

I know what you mean about needing and taking a day just to REST and do nothing really taxing. With our temperatures, I feel like that many days, actually. It's just hard to do it unless you're home alone as you are.

Hope you enjoyed it!