"Me Time" | Volume 2019, Part 1

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Earlier today I wrote about reaching a point of weariness and badly needing to find rest.  I intended it to write it as a journal of my day but I end up venting instead. I talked about the disparity between the roles of men and women in tackling house chores. 

This post is my journal of rest. I want to keep a record of my alone times. I decided to start a series on "me time" moments that I can re-visit in the future as a reminder that I need to schedule these moments of solitude.

Today as I have written on my previous entry,  all I wanted to do was watch Gilmore Girls all morning, read the cozy mystery that has been sitting on my bedside table for a month and write. 

I have been so tired -- fatigued, really. I felt like I could not do anything today and just wanted to veg out on the couch in my pj's. I did not even have much of an appetite.

Today, I got my wish. It is very rare that I get some alone time on a Saturday, much less an entire day to be "lazy". Usually, I will be so ridden with guilt that I will not allow myself to not do my chores before I indulge in unproductive activities. Today, though, I did not do anything but rest.

I started out with going back to sleep this morning after Mr Sweetie left for work at close to 9:00 am.  I went back to bed after getting up to spend a little time with him and feed the cat. I slept in until 10:00 am. It felt good to sleep in as I have mentioned, I feel like I am in a perpetual state of unsleep. It is not because of insomnia but because of not getting quality sleep having to share the bed with someone who is not a good sleeper.

I took a shower,changed into fresh pj's and  made a pot of coffee. I found an unopened container of hazelnut creamer which was a nice treat. I had toasted brioche with cream cheese and fig jam  for breakfast. I spent the entire morning until almost 2:00 pm blogging. It was bliss. 

Then I decided to  eat pasta for my late lunch. I found a bag of wide lemon pasta in the pantry. I made pasta sauce using leftover taco meat from 2 nights ago with fresh mushrooms, carrots and celery.  I ate an entire bowl and half of lemon pasta with meat tomato sauce while watching Gilmore Girls. The pasta was delicious. I needed this comfort food today. I also had a glass of red wine with it. I watched 2 1/2 episodes of Gilmore Girls until I could not take it anymore. I got my fill as I can only really watch too much of this show until it gets on my nerves. (I do love the show but the banter and whiny voices can get annoying after a while.)

Then I got to read a chapter or two of the cozy mystery, Glitter Bomb.  What makes it a decadent read for me is being able to read an actual hardbound book instead of reading it on Kindle. Not to mention that it was a no-brainer. Cozy mysteries are my guilty pleasure reads.

Then I fell asleep on the couch at -- I don't know, 4 or 5 pm. I do not even know for how long, maybe just for an hour or less. It was a delicious nap. It is very rare that I get to take an afternoon nap. Mr Sweetie called to say that he was on his way home. While waiting for him, I got a text from GBF and we talked for a while about an old friend. 

Mr Sweetie got home and my alone time ended. I made him breakfast for dinner since he did not get his usual Saturday brunch today. I finally got some energy to tackle  some chores which gave me a sense of satisfaction when I completed them. He fell asleep on the couch while we were watching TV. I turned the TV off and here I am, writing this post. 

It was desolate today but it was the perfect weather for staying in. It rained on and off. The house was cozy with fairy lights lit up and a cranberry candle going. I also lit the candles in the kitchen. I changed into another set of fresh pj's and I am now ready to call it a night. 

I am grateful for today's gift of rest and solitude. I am so thankful that I got my wish.


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