Love Weekends: A Little Alone Time

lake dusk George has been away for work since Wednesday, so I’ve been spending a lot of quality alone time with myself. Not in a depressing way, I quite enjoy being alone. I’ve listened to music that George hates (electronic, dance) and watched TV shows and musicals that George hates (Downtown Abbey and Fiddler on the Roof.) I’ve had quite a good time, actually.

I actually had time to take a walk around a gorgeous, local lake. I saw a heron in flight! And I dog-watched. I’ve been a bit of a crazy pet lady lately. heron over lake lake I wasn’t totally alone all weekend. I celebrated a friend’s birthday on Saturday and I, of course, talked to my plants. I’m becoming a crazy garden lady too.


My ladies! banana peppers and zucchini

I cannot even express how proud I am to actually have grown something. It may sound like I’m exaggerating, but I seriously consider having a producing garden to be one of my biggest achievements in life.  reading on kindle

I also had time to finish the Divergent series. I’m a little disappointed in how it ended, but I’m a little disappointed in the end of most YA novels.

Although I accomplished so much this weekend, I now can’t wait until George gets back. I’m actually starting to really miss him. And even though I get much less accomplished when he’s around, he’s a welcome distraction.

What did you do this weekend? Let me know in the comments!




6 thoughts on “Love Weekends: A Little Alone Time

  1. Erika

    Alone time doesn’t happen for me very often, but I really try and enjoy it when I have it. Good job on your garden so far. 🙂

  2. michael

    Glad you had some time to enjoy things you like to do. And glad to hear you are missing George. Now put that creative mind to work and prepare a Romantic Home Coming for your man. AND….I am ready to try some of your recipes. Do you have any?

    I am a 60 year old man living and caring for my parents with serious medical problems, which includes preparing most meals. I can use all the help you can give in that dept. lol I have to adapt most recipes due to the strict diets for example no salt but so far so good. Learning a lot about healthy choices. I spend about 60% of our grocery budget in the fresh produce dept. I like meals that are not too complicated and do not require hours to prepare and cook. Cooking three meals a day is a challenge with everything else going on. Tell you what, I have learned to really appreciate my mother. How she raised 5 children, put three meals on the table every day, plus did most of the house cleaning, laundry, etc, etc is something I have a True Appreciation of at this time. : )

    Let me know what Romantic ideas you come up with. I think that is becoming a lost art and enjoy seeing others working at keeping the spark alive.

    Good Luck, Michael

    1. lovelibrarianmelanie Post author

      I don’t have any new recipes right now, but you can see all the old ones here: I eat mostly easy, boring stuff while I’m alone, like a handful of pistachios and some yogurt. Nothing too hard. I dunno about romantic ideas either. If I did have some, I wouldn’t share them on here! I gotta draw the line somewhere! Ha-ha!

      1. Michael

        Well darn, I just knew you would have a bushel of new recipes after your recent road trips. (grin) but thanks, I will check out the link and see what I can find. And on the romance thing as a man, who used to be away from home a lot, my favorite thing was coming home to one of my favorite meals. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? lol Seriously, after eating out for a week or two and working hard, nothing beat a good home cooked meal. Throw in his favorite desert if you want to take it over the top. And I guess some music and a candle wont do no harm. 🙂

  3. Jeff

    We helped my mother-in-law move to a new apartment (along with my wife’s step-dad). It was quite an adventure.

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