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Home Alone

You Have One Day With No Responsibilities: What Would You Do

I’m at home alone today. My husband is at work and my children slept at their grandparents last night. So, upon waking today the house was unusually quiet. My only company in the house is my dog, who is a much better listener than a talker so the quiet is unsettling for me. Brushing my teeth, having a leisurely breakfast and enjoying a cup of tea without being interuppted a bajillion times is great but it’s causing a little anxiety because I just don’t know what to do with days like this.

I have no work to do today. My house is clean. Even dinner tonight is a non-issue, as my mother sent me home with a fully prepared freezer meal for tonight’s meal. I have the entire day to myself with no responsibilities or chores, and I am totally stumped as what to do with myself. Days like this are rare and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t make a plan. I do better with plans.

I have decided that the weather is finally inviting me for a outdoor run after months on the treadmill. That should take about an hour. Then what? Seriously. I’m feeling like I should do something really fabulous to take full advantage of this rare, rare day. Then on the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with curling up with a book either. My toes could use a pedicure, I have photographs from four years ago to sort through, I could gather a box for the Salvation Army, I could put the last of the winter clothes away and pull out the summer, I could catch up with an old friend, etc., etc.

What would you do? If you had one day that caught you by surprise with no responsibilities where would the day take you?