Sunday, January 22, 2012

What to do Today

Sundays are probably my least favorite day of the week. I wake up with the knowledge that before the end of the afternoon I have to say goodbye to my lovely boyfriend and roommate for three days -- he works out of town for Mondays, Tuesdays, and this week, an additional day (he came back to care for me when I was sick last week a day early). After he leaves, I inevitably go into a period of withdraw where I wander aimlessly around the apartment for about fifteen minutes, picking things up, putting things away and then back out again. It's not that I have nothing to do. I am almost done with my spinning, I could certainly finish any number of the quilts in progress in the closet. There's even some repair work to be done on a skirt that I ripped a placket out of.

But there's something missing, and my mind has to settle out with that before I get on with the rest of the day. Do any of you have roommates or spouses who travel a lot? Do you find yourselves doing the same sorts of things?


  1. I have a spouse who is a shift-worker, and I find the same adjustment period arrives as he leaves for a weekend or night shift. Likewise, I also feel that brief feeling of a 'crowded house' when he returns or is home on a weekend, even though I want him home. It's a balance between craving alone time (when the kids go to bed) and craving companionship of my favourite person.

  2. Kind of, what I do is go out for a coffe and I take a book or some knitting and then my day runs alone!!

  3. Yes and yes. My husband travels a LOT. I totally understand the feeling. I like my time alone but after a couple of days all I want is for him to come home. Knitting helps!

  4. I found myself in a similar place while living alone in Atlanta at your age. Unfortunately I just sat around all week and cried, walked in circles, just waiting for his return. Now that I have some life behind me I would suggest you take control of this time apart, rather than it take control of you. Find those LYS with knitting groups, finish that quilt or sweater, check into a yoga class nearby, or look for an art center that has free studio space or classes. Life doesn't come knocking at our door, we have to go looking for it. I wish someone had given me this advice, it would have saved me a lot of heartache and unneeded emotional pain.


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