Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Alone But Not Lonely

Thursday saw A leave for Townsville.

Friday saw K leave for NZ.

So, Friday night I was well and truly alone.

And it was good !  I stopped at the DVD shop and got two DVD's - Identity Thief and GI Joe Retaliation.  I love Melissa McCarthy because she is so funny - I wouldn't say to anyone that they have to see it but it was good for a few laughs.  GI Joe had Channing Tatum (who died relatively early in the movie so that was no fun at all), Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson - all in all, nothing spectacular but a good way to waste some time.  I also caught up on some shows I had recorded so there is now enough space to record programs again without having to delete any shows we want to keep.

I am also reading a book by Terry Francona (the last manager of the Red Sox baseball side) - man what an interesting book it is.  It's a 2am interesting book - I am battling to put it down.

My SIL and BIL gave me a candle for my birthday that I haven't burned until Thursday night - wow, what a beautiful candle it is.  So on Sunday I went and bought two more - Cinnamon Twist (which I will have to get again closer to Christmas as I'm sure this one won't last that long !!!) and Vanilla.  They have the most amazing perfume and I am loving burning candles without anyone saying "Yuck - I don't like that." or "Why are you burning candles if you haven't got any clients coming over tonight." !!!!

I also bought a new pair of togs.  The ones that I have are just a tad too small and, given my eating over the weekend, will continue to be a tad too small for longer than I would like.  I started the weekend off really well with my breakfast and lunch on Saturday but after that it kind of all went downhill which was a little sad given I have tried so hard with my food.  But, the weekend is gone and today is nearly gone (it wasn't a great food day either) and tomorrow is a new day.

On Saturday I left the house at about 9.15 and didn't get home until close to 5pm so Sunday was a (mostly) stay at home day.  Apart from a quick trip to get the candles and the togs.  On Saturday night I got another 3 DVD's (the blanket I am making is growing at a rate of knots because of all the TV I have been watching which is fantastic !!!!) - one was Parker (Jason Statham), another was Broken City (Mark Whahlberg) and for the life of me I cannot remember what the third one was - clearly it didn't make that much of an impression on me !!!!

The weather was gorgeous on Sunday and so I did spend some time outside reading my book - it was just lovely not having to be anywhere at a particular time and really just enjoy the time to myself.  I do miss both A & K, but am enjoying it.  The past weekend I have spent time with friends and I have spent alone and it's been just the right mix of both.

Yesterday I had to go up to Inala for work - and have to go up again today and tomorrow.  I also have two clients this week - one tonight and one tomorrow night so I am hoping that I can be organised enough to get to gym as well.  Last night I did a pump class - and I really enjoyed it.  I certainly felt like I got a good workout which is great because it is doing what I need in terms of increasing my metabolism which hopefully will help to counter-act some of the cr*p that I have eaten this weekend.

I know that some of you have had a hectic weekend and I hope that you are able to find some time this week to gather your thoughts and slow down just a little !!!  You can always hope can't you ?

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Have the best day  !

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42 comments:

  1. GIJoe is SOOOOOO bad, having the best ad ever, but it did leave me saying "hooyar" at every opportunity, and annoying everyone around me (providing me with much amusement). Not a Tatum fan, so no issue there....thought the Rock did well to carry the rest of them...(good thing he has such broad shoulders)

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    1. LOL - I knew you would have something to say about the movies !!!
      Have the best day !
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  2. We saw Identity Theft too, and while we got a few chuckles out of it, it was generally pretty bad, even with a big-name cast! Melissa McCarthy is definitely really funny! Sounds like you've had some great time on your own. When do A & K come home?? xo

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    1. I have had some great time on my own. Probably the best thing I did was join the gym because it does get me exercising most days !!!
      K is away for two weeks and A has only left last week so he still has another three weeks to go.
      Have the best week that you can having to go back to work while Nick is on holiday !!
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  3. It's so lovely to read that you're enjoying some alone time, L. Sometimes it's nice to just have no plans and nothing to do, isn't it?
    Those candles sound delicious, good on you for using them for yourself.
    If you're after a really good movie, make sure you see Now You See Me when it comes out.....awesome! xx

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    1. Yes, I am enjoying the time to myself with no plans and nothing to do. The candles are amazing - I am enjoying choosing a different one each night !!
      Thanks for the movie recommendation - have made a note to make sure I don't miss it.
      Have a great week !
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  4. I am with you regarding Melissa McCarthy. I swear I was watching this same movie on the plane and nearly spat out my drink everywhere after her night with that guy and she thinks she broke 'it'. There were about 3 lines that were pants wettingly funny.
    Sounds like you survived everything very well.

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    1. Yes, there were definitely some great one liners in there ! I am certainly surviving well - I'm not sure as it gets closer to the end of the two weeks before K gets back - I may be looking for some company but right now, it's just perfect !
      Have the best day !
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  5. I love Melissa McCArthy - very movie she has been in has been a blast!!! It's always nice to have the place to yourself is it? To be able to eat what you want, when you want and then do what when you want. Weekend well spent!!!!!

    Hello from #teamIBOT

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    1. I agree - a weekend well spent !!!!
      Thank you for stopping by team #IBOT !
      Have a wonderful day !
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  6. I love alone time! Burning candles, running a bath and nice glass of wine, pure bliss! Glad you are enjoying it!

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    1. Thanks Eleise - I am sure by the end of these two weeks I will probably like some company but for now I am certainly enjoying not having to think of anyone but myself - very selfish but given the circumstances, allowable !!!!
      Have a wonderful week !
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  7. Alone time can be so rejuvenating can't it? I am a huge fan of it!

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    1. That is exactly right - it's rejuvenating !!!
      Have a great day !
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  8. Wow, candles, reading, fun DVD's - luxury in the simplest form of the word. Love it. Lucky you. x

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    1. Yes, definitely luxury !!!! The only thing missing was someone to wait on me - LOL !!!
      Have the best day !
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  9. At alone time I love to see mysterious movies, Not horror because that time I was alone. Ha Ha Ha :)

    Regards,
    Float Tank Massage

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    1. LOL - yes, I'm not a fan of horror movies especially if I am home alone !!!!!
      Have a fantastic week !
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  10. As always I just love your positivity. A good candle always makes me feel that little bit better about my day!

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    1. Thank you Lara - I'm glad that my positivity comes through in my writing.
      I am sitting here breathing in the cinnamon twist and just loving it. While I am not a big fan of Christmas, it reminds me of Christmas every time I light it !!
      Have the best day !
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  11. I'm loving my time alone at the moment too. Although I am trying to keep busy as well so I don' get lost in my thoughts. It's great to do some things for yourself without any pressure from the outside.

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    1. That's exactly right, Tegan !
      Have the best day !
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  12. I love vegging out in front of the TV!! I've seen Parker at the DVD store. Is that the one with JLO too? Is it any good? Seems to be slim pickings at the moment. I didn't mind Identity Thief though :) Glad you're enjoying your alone time :)

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    1. Yes, it's the one with JoLo in it - nothing fantastic but good enough to keep my mind off anything else !!!!
      I did battle to find things to watch when I went - hoping there will be more to choose from this weekend !!
      Have the best day !
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  13. Those candles sound so beautiful, I haven't burnt a scented candle in such a long time ... might just have to go and get one! That must be a really good book if you're still reading it at 2am!! Cinnamon always reminds me of Christmas too :)

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    1. I am still burning these candles in the evenings at home - and just loving the smell !!!!
      If you are interested in baseball and follow the Red Sox (like we do) - it's a GREAT book !
      Have the best week !
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  14. I love the struggle quote, feels like that is my life right now - and when I look back everything will be worth it. I have to say I'm UBER jealous about your weekend alone, but I can see why you'd be missing your beloveds! Bet you can't wait to have their back in your arms xx

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    1. Oh yes - it was great to see A last weekend and to give K a HUGE hug last night - and even better that she was so pleased to be home !!!
      Have a fantastic weekend !
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  15. I must admit I love it when hubby goes away for work. He only goes every now and then and usually only for a night. But I just love the me time.

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    1. I think some time to ourselves does us all the world of good !
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  16. Oh, I clearly understabd what you mena by enjoying some 'me time'. Alone doesn't mean lonely. In my case, alone means thoughtful, philosophical and calm. Thanks for sharing these insights

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    1. You are welcome Overnight Essay - thank you for stopping by !
      Have the best day.
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  17. I am so glad you are enjoying your quiet time!! I love candles too I might burn one tonight if I remember!!

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    1. I hope you remembered !!!! I am still loving my candles and the scent they fill the house with !
      Have a great day and please give Speedy a HUGE hug from me !
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  18. Love those words, "alone but not lonely" .... I hang out for just some "me" time, now hubby has retired I don't get that much anymore so appreciate my alone time more than ever.

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    1. I can only imagine what it would be like with your hubby now retired and at home all the time - a big adjustment for both of you.
      Have a fantastic day !
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    1. Thanks Jackie - *waves* Hi to you !!! I hope that things are going well on your side of the ditch !!!
      Have the best day !
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  20. I havent yet seen Identity Theft but so many people have said it is a great movie so it is now officially on my gonna one day watch that damn movie list :) glad you enjoyed the time to yourself hun and you didnt find it lonely xx

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    1. Thanks Sonia - yes, it certainly is worth a few laughs !
      Have the best day !
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  21. There's nothing better than some "me" time anyway just to do whatever you please.
    Are you reading anything at the moment?

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    1. Yes - being able to do what I wanted when I wanted was just bliss !!!
      I have just finished reading Let's Pretend That Never Happened which I had from the library - it is laugh out loud funny - and I have asked for my family to buy it for me so I have my own copy at home to keep reading. Now I am reading The Hit by David Baldacci - I do enjoy his writing.
      Have the best day and thank you for stopping by.
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