Saturday, December 6, 2008

Finding Quiet Time

It's 5:41 on Saturday morning. What am I doing up?! There's a perfectly good explanation. You see, I live outnumbered in my home. Out of 3 sons, my husband, and 2 dogs, I am the only female in my home! And we all know that us girls gotta have our quiet time, which ever way we have to get it; whether it's locking ourselves away in the bathroom for a nice long bath or getting up at the break of dawn while everyone else is asleep! Rarely, am I home alone, so I have to find times like these where I can relax and reflect. I do love my family, but it gets loud around my house at times. There are those times where the video game is blaring, the radio is on, and someone is playing music in another room. I just want to scream, "Calgon! Take me away!" So here I sit with my trusty laptop early Saturday morning. All is quiet except for the humming of the central unit bringing welcomed heat into my home on a cold Winter morning. The coffee is brewing, and I have a whole uncharted day ahead of me. I tell myself that I'll take a nap later on in the day, but I rarely do. When I was younger I could sleep until noon, but as I have gotten older, I find myself waking earlier to the prospect of what a new day provides. It's a chance to slow down and think about the day ahead and all that I hope to accomplish. Who knows how long this quiet time will last. I try my best not to make much noise as to wake my husband. The kids would sleep until the afternoon if I would let them...and sometimes I do. It's just another way that I get to be alone in a house full of people. So, now I'm going to pour a cup of hot coffee, sit in my recliner and just enjoy the calm, quiet morning. How do you get your quiet time?


JoJo Tabares said...

I'm the only female in my house now too. My dd moved away to college and now it's just my dh and 9 y/o son. Sometimes I don't mind the noise but other times I ask for it to be turned down. That's how I balance it in my house.

RJMartorelli said...

It is just my hubby and me and our cats. I get up around 5:00 am every single morning, sometimes awakening to my furry, noisy alarm clock standing on top of my sleeping body and pawing me. My hubby is older than me and hard of hearing, so the TV is always louder than I would like it to be. I find the early 'me' time refreshing and it gives me time to be with my God, myself, and my morning cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing your quiet time with us, Sandra.