A whole week to myself
When was the last time you had your house to yourself? For me, it’s been some time and this week, my loved ones are on travel. I’ve the entire house to myself! And I’m loving it! Don’t get me wrong. I do miss my loved ones. I’m also loving peace and quiet.
No constant vacuuming
If you’ve ever met me, you know of my shoulder length brown hair. At home, we’ve white tiles. You can see where I’m going with this, can’t you?! Add my loved ones and you’ll constantly find hair on the floor. Especially after drying my hair, it just seems to be everywhere! This week, I will not vacuum every day!
No kitchen clutter
Yes, I actually prepare my breakfast at home most days of the week. It’s cheap and easy to throw a banana, some oats, cinnamon, yoghurt and milk into a blender and get a filling shake. If working on a project, I’ll probably also bring my lunch. All this leaves our kitchen with dirty dishes. Multiply that with our loved ones, add the same amount for dinner and you end up with a filled sink and plenty of stuff floating around the counter tops.
At one stage, I thought my loved ones were trying to start a competition of empty water bottles on our sink. You can imagine how I felt about that! Not! Happy!
No guilty conscience
This week is going to be busy work week. Besides a number of projects during the day, there’re 2 networking events plus an early morning coffee meeting. By all loved ones being on travel, I don’t have to feel guilty about late nights (well, evenings).
I can even fit in another gym work out and don’t have to decline eating out. Trying to lose weight and watching what I eat sucks! At the same time, it doesn’t take much to twist my arm and watch the footie outside. With that comes dinner or some other (unnecessary) snack. Having the week by myself works actually quite well for my diet aka healthier eating.
But also no hello
As much as I like peace and quiet, I can’t wait to see my loved ones again. Ever heard of the saying “distance makes the heart grow fonder”? That’s certainly true for us. I can’t wait to see them again and hear how their time away was!
What are you doing when your loved ones are away? When you have your house to yourself? For a few hours, a day or even a week? I’m looking forward to reading your story!
Until next time,