Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Yesterday I had a day off. A real, honest to goodness day off. I didn't go to work, I didn't go near my computer and my phone did not ring all day. It was heaven.

So what did I do all day, given I'm on a week long writing break? Well, that was actually a tough decision. Normally any free time I have on a Wednesday is writing time, and I have to jam it in between school drop off, chores and school pick up. But yesterday I was free of all those things except school drop off.

I went to the gym (which I actually do every week, so it's not news) and did a new class. I'm in pain today, but bet your ass I'll be going back to do it again next week. I sucked at it, so I have to go back and get better at it. Then I had an appointment in a suburb a long way from here. Luckily there is a bus that goes there, so I had the world's fastest shower and dashed out to catch the bus. It's a long trip, so I read my book all the way. Bus trips are about the only time I get to read these days.

I got there just in time for my appointment (which ended up being a waste of time, but never mind...) and was in and out in 10 minutes. Having spent an hour getting there, I was a little loathe to just leave, so I hung out in this little suburb for a few hours. There are interesting little stores and I browsed for a while, had a nice lunch in a cafe there, and finally took the bus back into the city.

It's the first time in ages I've had to do that. Just browse. Wander. Be ALL BY MYSELF. It was heaven!

Do you get time to yourself? What do you do with it when you're not writing?


  1. This sounds wonderful, which reminds me I should stop blogging and go get some lunch. That way I can have some time to myself.

  2. It is one of my favorite things to go.
    My husband's, too.
    When we get a day without kids, we just wander, and it's delightful.

  3. I know! Isn't it lovely to just walk around with no real sense of purpose? I miss that...

  4. Sadly enough,I don't get much time by myself, and if I do it's either the treadmill or writing lately. I'd love a good da yor night out by myself or a GNO sound good too. :-)