July 18, 2016

When I'm All Alone

I'm not the happiest camper. I don't mind evenings without Le Husband every now and then. Whenever he traveled each month I used the time to get extra catch up time with my girls and my trashy shows, haha. While I enjoy a bit of ME time here and there, I'm an extrovert by nature so being around people is my happy place. 

As you can imagine a weekend when I'm all alone is not my favorite.  Le Husband spent the weekend with friends in Denver and my extended family headed to North Carolina for a wedding and beach trip early Saturday morning. So this weekend it was just me myself and I. In Tennessee.  With none of my gaggle of friends or family. I know there are many women [especially mamas] out there who would relish a weekend alone, however without my normal home base I felt a lil bit lonely. Clearly with everything going on in the world being lonely is peanuts, but this blog is my reality. 

This weekend alone I...

... spent evenings sitting on the deck watching the sun set.

... spent Saturday morning subbing a BODYPUMP class at a new gym.

... did another thirty minutes swimming and stretching. Time in the gym was time away from an empty house. 

... listened to multiple podcasts of MY FAVORITE MURDER which is my NEW FAVORITE podcast.

... caught up on my silly reality television shows while vegging on the couch when it rained. 

... scheduled a massage for Monday because my five BODYPUMP classes last week were killer.

... cleaned up our room and reorganized things. 

... watch a live kickball stream on the porch. #checkoutthesunset

... slept way better than expected in an empty home that isn't mine. 

... woke up bright and early to try out two new churches in the area. 

... came home changed into my bathing suit and headed down to the lake. 

... went on a ninety minute SUP excursion and dodge many a boat on the water. #everyonewasouttoplay

... attempted, rocked and DOCUMENTED the headstand on a SUP. #yesifellonce

... listened to more podcasts while doing chores around the house. 

... ate sushi and binged on Disney movies for dinner. OH EM GEE Home Alone 2 came on afterwards and I was soooooo stinking excited. It's almost CHRISTMAS IN JULY, friends!

... ate my token ice cream and snapped the token picture for National Ice Cream day. #sogood!

... prepped this post [GO ME], did some reading then headed to bed. 

I think for my first weekend all alone in a new city I did pretty well. I hope next time to have a group of friends to call or a some girl dinner dates scheduled. Looking forward to finding my squad down here for sure. I'm picking Le Husband today after my massage and before my last minute BODYPUMP sub request. I hope everyone has a great start to the week!

26 comments:

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Yay for surviving the first weekend alone in a new place! Glad he's back today haha I would have probably watched movies all day waiting for my husband haha .. Happy Monday! Xo

BLovedBoston said...

Even though you were alone, I think you spent some quality time with you and reflected a ton!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

i think next time all you need to do is go to a meal by yourself. i am such an extrovert too i get this! try being single lol. anyway i think you did awesome! and look at you on the SUP! i'm uber impressed :) happy monday!

xoxo cheshire kat

Carly Blogs Here said...

I'm a huge introvert so I love alone time, but even for me too much of it definitely makes you feel lonely! It looks like you stayed busy and accomplished a lot though! That klondike bar looks sooo good, I tried the ben & jerrys s'mores ice cream this weekend and was so disappointed- which takes a lot when it comes to ice cream, haha. Also wanting to watch home alone 2 now!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

It sounds like you made the best of a weekend alone! My husband is gone on a work trip this entire week but I'm a bit of an introvert so I don't mind the time alone. I love just relaxing on the couch with a good book. Look at you killing yoga moves on the SUP! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Chelsea said...

I am glad you made it.. I know how lonely and rough it can be my husband travels a lot so i am home by my self. Its nice when they come back :) Glad you were able to do things and make it!! Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i LOVE alone time! even before i had kids, every time my husband would check if he could take off for a weekend, i practically booted him out the door. there are times i'm like "so, you haven't seen your friends for a while, why don't you go out with them?" LOL. i love having the house to myself so i can walk around with face masks, binge whatever i want and drink wine till i pass out.

Darcy said...

Enjoy your massage today! That sounds wonderful
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Brianne said...

It sounds like you did a great job with your weekend alone! Those sunsets are gorgeous.

Jen said...

I know what you mean! I'm used to Kyle being gone a lot but there are some days that I hate it. I'm glad you were still able to have an enjoyable weekend.

LMW said...

you forget texted with me! lol. Glad you had a good weekend and had some you time.

Rebecca Jo said...

Off now to check out that podcast :) I always love hearing people's favorites

Erika Powell said...

Yay you did it! Sometimes alone time can be great. Looks like a beautiful weekend

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Yay for surviving! And how did you get those SUP headstand pictures? Freaking amazing!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

That handstand rocks! Enjoy your massage today! :)

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i am an introvert, so i love alone time, but i don't absolutely adore it, which probably makes no sense. i get real lonely real fast if it's too much (like a weekend). sounds like you made the best of it though. what is a SUP? does that stand for stand up paddle thingy? i mean i can see the pictures, i'm just curious. congrats on rocking that headstand! hope you find your squad soon!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

As someone who gets zero alone time, I am drooling over your weekend, ha! And that sunset was amazing!

Kayla MKOY said...

I truly believe I'm 50% extrovert and 50% introvert. I LOVE my me-time and nights when I have the house to myself, but after a day or two, I would be over it and need my friends/husband!! I don't blame you there! Great job on all those body pump classes girl, you definitely deserve the massage!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

LOVE Home Alone 2! Sounds like you did a lot fun stuff and got a lot done. The view from your deck is awesome! You are KILLER on the paddle board! WOO!

Ashley
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Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

You definitely made the most of your weekend alone. Totally kicked that yoga pose - so awesome!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Dang girl that headstand on the SUP is really impressive!

Missy said...

That is a great weekend! I have been single for a year and it was a hard transition for me as an extrovert. I do similar activities and it makes it so fun! I know you will find a great squad there!

Laura Darling said...

Beautiful deck view!!! I like being alone every now and then but for long stretches it's not my favorite! Glad you were able to relax and keep busy!

Meghan said...

That stand up paddleboard looks like so much fun! I too watched Home Alone 2!

Nikki said...

Sounds like a glorious weekend! How I would love to have some quiet time!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Those views and that sunset would have done it for me... I'm still marveling at your headstand + documenting skills. you never cease to amaze me, pretty girl!!!