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Sunday, May 4, 2008

All the Mornings

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of."
-Charles Richards

Spouse is away again, on a business and pleasure jaunt in Europe.
As a result I awoke this morning and started my day admittedly a little behind schedule. Rising late always bothers me and as I prepared some hot tea and observed the lazy Sunday rain I mentally attempted to excuse myself.
I considered that, with the notable exception of today, I had been surprising myself and getting up quite early since Spouse left- and surely one morning- 10 AM on a Sunday- was forgivable?
At the very least I had been getting up before 7 AM on the other days, and it gave me a little consolation.
That is, until it struck me that Spouse only left on Friday evening.
Yesterday, then, was the only morning- and there I had been thinking about my consistent early rising!
How could I have mistaken one morning for several?
The one-person days- they can drag on like tired horses through mud.


Beth said...

Isn't it funny how time doesn't work right when the usual markers are missing? Perhaps while he is gone you should do an experiment and hide all the clocks and see what happens with a natural sleep/wake cycle. I've always wanted to try that.

julochka said...

sometimes the one-person days can be wonderful as well. you have all the peace and quiet you need to concentrate or read or write or whatever you want to do. you can wear your pajamas all day and no one minds. you can play the same song 600 times in a row and sing at the top of your lungs. you can have a bubble bath with a glass of wine. wait a I want a one-person day!!! :-)

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Beth, I might be afraid to try that. What if I lose a whole week?! I see, though, that a good outcome would be a natural balancing of my mind. After all we're supposed to be able to tell time without the use of clocks. And maybe my opinion about time would change too.

Julie, "you can play the same song 600 times in a row"- but what if the person you're missing LIKES the same songs you do and likes to also play them 600 times in a row? :) The quiet times are nice, though of course in moderation.

Unknown said...

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Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Kip, yes, it's perfectly fine! That's such a compliment. Thank you. I look forward to reading more of your blog too.

paulmerrill said...

it is INDEED a blessing to be married.

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Paul, yes it is a blessing. Not least because it gets me up making breakfast before 6 AM most mornings :)
A blessing. You are so right.

Professor Montblanc said...

Hallo! I was impressed by your comments at Mouse Kimy's blog!

Pappy said...

One Person Days. I think I've just been handed a hit country song title. ... "drag on like tired horses through the mud." A never ending stutter from a cartoon Elmer Fudd. :)

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Professor Montblanc, I'm very happy to see a new visitor. I'll meander over to your blog in a moment.

Texican, your last line just perfected it. Really. Up to that I hadn't seen it as a song title. It would be boring if we all saw things the same way at the same time. I bet it would be a great tune.

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