Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Running (AWAY~Just Kidding!)

This Week's Topic: What is a favorite "alone time" activity?

Alone time is pretty rare for momma!

When I am COMPLETELY alone, I love to put on my ipod (LOVE my music) and go for a jog. I do one of either two things when I'm running. I either just listen to the music and clear my mind and look at all the beautiful things in nature, or I do some pretty major thinking or praying. Guess that's three, oops. Sounds crazy that I can think and pray with music in my ears, but trust me, it's possible. And since I don't get to jog very often, I don't make it very far, but I hope that I can work up to a longer jog soon. Someday I secretly hope to run a marathon! I know it's just a dream, but you gotta start somewhere!

Usually my alone time consists of short snippets of my family sleeping. During those short times, when I can't actually leave the house (because they are too young to be alone and hubby is gone) I find myself vegging on the couch and watching some of my favorite shows (General Hospital, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters or Army Wives) that I DVR, but usually delete because I never really get to watch them. If I'm not doing that, then I'm usually on the computer catching up. I don't usually get the opportunity to get on the computer if my husband is here because he is usually on it or he's sleeping and the computer is right next to him and he can't sleep if I'm pecking on the keys!

Also on the rare occasion, I might make a quick trip to the grocery store by myself. It's not the greatest entertainment, but you sure can get a lot done in a short amount of time!

When I was going to bootcamp and getting up at 4:30am, I would come home and everyone was still sleeping. I could get almost all my chores done before 7am and have the whole day to work on projects, when Kenidi

She can be a little stinker sometimes!

But THIS is Kenidi MOST of the time!

would allow it! Those were some very productive days. I miss them!!!!

So that's what I like to do when I'm alone, how about you? Join in by clicking on the button at the top.


Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh, I hate jogging! (hee hee) I don't think I was designed for it - I'm serious here. :)

You are right, us momma's don't have much alone time - but 30 minutes is something, right? We take what we can get. I find I'm refreshed if I can step away and breath deep for just a bit.

Have a great end of the week and be!!!! :) See you soon.
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

croleyc69 said...

What a great post & I know being a Mom it's tough to get alone time. I used to run alot when I was in high school but not now. I did see you watch General Hospital. I catch it on Soapnet at nite when i'm playing on computer. HUGS !!

Anonymous said...

I can't run at all, I wouldn't get to the end of my street without collapsing in a heap! But good for you that you enjoy it! I'm visiting from Lynette's blog.

Patricia said...

Enjoyed reading about how you try to snatch the moments you can of "me time."