Ahhh . . I had a few hours home alone this morning. Vince left early to go get some things he needed in town. I said “I can go with you or I can give you a list of a few things I need” and he said “just give me your list”. I think he enjoys going out shopping without me as much as I enjoy being home alone.
It’s also funny when I think back how frustrated I was when he first retired and we both struggled to find our places in this “new” relationship. I missed my time alone. I missed being in the kitchen by myself. I missed having my music (that he doesn’t like) on all day. He had similar issues. Even though he was used to being surrounded by people all day, he spent a lot of time alone in his office. We found our places and learned our new normal and now, even though I still love time by myself, I miss him when he’s gone.
When I’m in MO with Addie, I love every minute with her but when I walk back in the door after dropping her off at school, whether it’s at their house, the hotel or the apartment, I cherish a few hours alone so it isn’t that I don’t enjoy time with either (or both) Vince and Addie, I just need a little time alone.
While he was gone, I got some laundry, cleaned one bathroom, worked in the kitchen a bit – the same things I do when he’s home but it was just enough time to give me a bit of alone time and be happy when he got back.