It may only be 6.30pm, but it’s Friday and after a very tough week I am feeling a sense of utter relief. The Bloke is away for the weekend (he’s attending his 30th school reunion), so I started the evening by having a drink at the pub and after returning home I changed into my jammies, cooked a nice bowl of creamy pasta, brought my duvet downstairs and I am now happily relaxed with two sleepy kitties, all of us with full bellies.
Of course, I have a wonderful relationship and I always miss The Bloke when he’s away, but this is the first time in a while that I have had a prolonged period of time to myself. I love the idea that in a world of endless possibilities and activities that I could do and see tonight, I am allowed to decide to do nothing, however wrong that sounds.
I’ve been riddled with self-doubt over recent months. Questions have been plaguing my thoughts – have I done the right thing? Did I just have a knee-jerk reaction to a stressful situation? What if I can’t find enough work to cover my expenses? However, today I was given the prospect of an exciting opportunity… I’ll give more details when I have a definitive plan, but it’s added to my sense of euphoria.
I’m also excited about Steve’s blog party tomorrow and I’m looking forward to meeting lots of lovely new bloggers! If you haven’t heard about it and want to participate, click on the link below…
I can’t predict the future – anything and everything could go wrong… But for the next six or seven hours, time is mine.
What about you guys? Have you got any exciting plans for the weekend?
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Sound like a wonderful evening!
Thanks! That’s the plan hopefully haha! Have you got anything nice planned this evening?
We had a nice meal and shared a bottle of wine. Then my better half fel asleep in front of the TV show we were watching 😉
That sounds lovely and quiet! Have a brilliant rest of the weekend!
You are very young and so many possibilities rise on your horizon. Sometimes it’s better to be a bit unsure about what awaits you than to know the dread what you’ve always had to endure. Enjoy your kitty cuddle day.
Thanks Sharon! Is it wrong that I’m a little bit excited about the uncertainty of it all? How’s things with you?
Not at all, that excitement says you’re alive.
We are excitedly awaiting the birth of our 4th grandchild, a little girl, arriving in mid- September. And we are enjoying a mid-May downpour here in Southern California where the drought has us in a deathly grip. Blood is one life source. The other is water.
Every day I count blessings. One is that I will someday return to writing on my own blog because though I don’t have the time right now, I still have the passion.
Thank you for always asking about me – you’re so sweet.
Aww congrats! 4th grandchild, how lovely! My mum has three daughters and none of us have children. She keeps asking when she’s getting a grandchild! Looking forward to your future posts!
Enjoy your peaceful evening, Suzie. Sounds like you deserve it! 🙂
Thanks Amanda! Any exciting plans for you this weekend?
Not much, a relaxing weekend visiting various loved ones. No partying this weekend. I hope you have a great one! (Let’s hope the sun comes out, too!)
That sounds really nice! Ooh sun, that would pretty much finish everything off – it teased us for a while but started raining again!
Yes, it would! It’s been pretty grey here in the south west but apparently going to be sunny tomorrow. At last! 🙂
Yay! So beer garden it is then haha!
I love the idea of doing nothing. It’s a long weekend for us (Victoria Day on Monday) and we are going to do a whole lot of nothing. It’s bliss. During the week, we are go-go-go and on the weekends we choose to do nothing.
I’m sorry you’ve been dealing with self-doubt. I think as writers we are always prone to the inner critic taking over our brains. Have I made the right decisions? Am I growing or just treading water? What does the future hold for me? Especially as freelance writers, we wonder if we will make enough money for the budget (hot dogs again?). 😉
For me, it comes down to two things:
– letting go
When I let go and let the Universe take charge, I’m much more relaxed and not so stressed out. Having faith is believing in myself and the choices I make. Sure, sometimes I make the wrong choice but more times than not, those choices lead me on a journey much more exciting than I ever thought possible.
Enjoy your relaxing time. I plan on doing just that in about three hours. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!
I think that sounds lovely! It’s so nice to do absolutely nothing isn’t it!
My profession is teaching – I resigned a few months ago with no job to go to so I’ve been developing a plan that will hopefully ensure I will be able to pay my bills still haha!
I think you have a wonderful perspective on life… Have a lovely extended weekend!
Happy Friday! Sounds idyllic. Packing now for 2.5 days at our windsurf camp! Can’t wait ti hear your news. cheers!
Thank you! Windsurf camp? Are you having lessons?
No, we camp at Sherman Island in the Sacramento delta each weekend and windsurf. There are a couple pros who teach lessons (and I need some).
Wow! I’ve never tried it – what made you get into it?
My husband. When we met, he talked about it on our first date. I think you would like the story behind it. http://terriwebsterschrandt.com/2015/03/05/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-delta-windsurfer-2/ Have a great weekend, Suzie!
Thanks for sharing!
Sounds excellent 🙂 I haven’t anything special planned for the weekend, which is how I like it at the moment. Hope you enjoy your time and looking forward to hearing your news x
Thanks Helen! The more simple life is the better at the minute haha! I’ll keep you posted!
You did the right thing, Suzie. Now chill.
Thanks Richard! I’m on it! Incidentally, my phone hates writing your name for some reason – it took me three times as autocorrect changed it to tichard and rochard…
I am a technophobe
Apparently, so is my phone haha!
Suzie, that sounds like a weekend I hope for…time to myself! But I always have too much to accomplish, so I will have to live vicariously through you this weekend. Give your kitties a couple of chin skritches for me and enjoy your freedom to do whatever. I would love to participate in Steve’s blog, but I fear I will be on the run again…Happy weekend to you!
I certainly will, thanks! What have you got planned?
Many things planned Suzie – Dinner at church tonight for the volunteers, breakfast with a friend on Saturday, lunch with mom, laundry, cooking for the week, and hopefully finding time to ride my bike. Think that’s too much? 😉
Haha! Busy but sounds lovely!
Hi Suzie, I’m glad to hear you’re relaxing. Sometimes choosing to do nothing is the best thing. Or choosing to relax and blog. Like you said, our relationships are wonderful but sometimes it’s nice not to answer to or have to consider anyone else. Thanks for the reminder about Steve’s blog party.
I’m definitely going for the relax and blog option this weekend – looking forward to the blog party! I always feel bad about writing things about wanting alone time but we all need it at some point! How’s things with you?
Things with me are good but there’s never enough time to dedicate to writing and blogging.
I totally agree haha! If only I could get a decent salary from it!
That’s the dream!
Sounds like a lovely evening. You deserve to have it all to yourself. Everyone does now and then. I hope and pray your prospect will be exactly what you are looking for. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Thank you my lovely! Hope you have a great weekend too!
Praying for sunshine for a change. We have had a lot of rain and storms the past couple weeks. Otherwise just making it up as we go along. Waiting for all of our calves to be born. One down and eleven more to come. 🙂
Oh how sweet! Hope they all arrive safely!
I am waiting for the video I got today of the first calf. Hoping to get in in a post today, but it may be tomorrow. It is loading pretty slowly.
I’ll look forward to it!
Like you me and the teenage kids( who do their own thing,see you at meal times) are home alone , hubster off to Germany for 3 sleeps.Yes, I am looking forward to doing my thing ( weather permitting) and meeting friends.Its a me me holiday.
Haha! That’s sounds nice – what are your plans?
A 10mls bucket list beach walk this afternoon, an evening free of BGT and Men & Motors to finish a book and tomorrow as I will be a half shut knife I have arranged to meet some twitter friends for the first time. Hope you have a lovely weekend too!
Wow! Have you ever met online friends before? I’ve been to a few blog meet ups and it’s really strange as you feel like you know them already! Have a wonderful time!
No, will find it weird trying to put the online person and actual person together.
It’s definitely worth it! Let me know how it goes!
Thanks! I will..
Just to say, I have had an ace weekend, 2 bucket list items ticked off. Met my twitter friends and 6 hours later I’m still buzzing & tweeting, hasten to say the next meeting is being planned.
That’s brilliant! Really pleased for you!
Sounds lovely! And very similar to my Friday evening (although without the cats). I really felt the need for some time to myself yesterday, so I know what you mean!
Thank you! It’s always good to take that time isn’t it! Were you able to relax?
It always is! Yes, thanks. I spent a nice chilled out evening catching up on my favourite TV shows. How about you?
I fell asleep on the couch at about 10.00 and woke up at 4.30am haha!
Haha! I’ve done that before!
I think I’ll finally have to give in and mow the lawn. Ugh.
Enjoy your alone time!
Haha! Thanks Austin – your front yard doesn’t allow you to relax does it, what with all the snow shovelling too!
Nope. I just mowed it for the first time this year. I took photos and think I can turn it into a blog post…
Sounds lovely. I did the same with Grey’s anatomy and leftover tapas.
Ooh I love both, although I’m seriously behind in Grey’s Anatomy. It’s probably a good thing, as I end up crying all the way through it!
LOL then I won’t tell you what happens! 😀
Twitter gave recent events away unfortunately haha!
Ahh that sounds wonderful! It has actually encouraged me to stay in now I was going to go out and see a poetry reading but it’s freezing out there and your offer sounds much more tempting. A nice bloke I have too but no nice kitties hehe
Poetry reading? I’m not as cultured as that haha! You should get yourself a kitty – make sure you don’t get one that needs injections (one of mine is diabetic) – I’ve been awake at 5.30 every morning for over a year now!
Hope you had a lovely evening. After a hard day helping put down flooring I was look forward to a really nice pizza. Unfortunately I cooked them with the polystyrene bases still attached!
Bahahaha! Plonker! I take it that the pizzas went in the bin then… How’s the flooring looking?
The house is a shit tip and I don’t know where to start argggh
Haven’t you got a blog party to run?
Yeah, I think I’ll just close the door in the office and pretend the house isn’t a shit tip lol
Haha! I’m still in my jammies and haven’t done any housework in a week – perhaps I need to get my arse in gear… Possibly.
You’re an inspiration, Suzie.
Thanks my lovely!
I love evenings in to myself, the remote – all the trashy TV I can manage, naughty foods. Enjoy!
P.s – Thanks for joining in with my first Lifestyle linkup this morning – hope to see you next week!
You’re very welcome! I’m a bit gutted that it’s Sunday evening already – it’s gone so fast! Thanks for the invite!
Having some time to yourself is absolutely needed every now and again. I love my boyfriend to pieces but need some proper alone time every few weeks to stay ‘me’. Best of luck with the opportunity. I hope it all works out.
Thanks so much Lisa, and please forgive the late reply! I totally agree – me time is the best way to reset!