Saturday, July 01, 2006

Home Alone

Home Alone is one of my favorite movies, but actually staying home alone is not something I'm fond of doing. Today and tonight, I am home alone. Brian is in Canada for a week, and our host family went somewhere for a reunion and won't be back until tomorrow. So I'm all by my lonesome.

I remember thoroughly enjoying staying at home by myself when I was a teenager. Maybe because it was a little taste of sweet freedom. But some time during my college years I developed a severe aversion to staying by myself. When you have great roommates like I did, and now a wonderful husband, who would rather be by themselves? Inevitably when I'm alone, I end up staying up too late (1:30am last night). It's probably because I unconciously don't want to turn off all the lights, curl up in a cold bed all by myself, and wonder if the noise I just heard was someone breaking into the house. I know what all you mothers out there are thinking, "Oh just wait, after you have kids you'll love it when you actually get a day to yourself." Well, I'm sure I'll agree once I have children.

Even now there are some perks to being alone. For example, in my case, I have the car all to myself. Therefore, I can be on my own schedule. I can also go rent all the "chick flicks" I want. In fact, I did just that on Thursday. I rented The Family Stone, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The last road trip Brian went on I rented Pride and Prejudice. I loved it by the way!

The good thing about tonight is that while my host family is gone, they left their two German Shepherds here with me. So I've got some companionship, and a security system all in one! The whole neighborhood will wake up if those two hear someone come in at night. Especially this big guy, he hears everything!


Shannon said...

Linds, I can SO relate! Especially the part about not being able to go to sleep at night and renting chick flicks! I wish we could be roomies again while our husbands are away!!

Chris & Emily said...

Hey - I have a kid now and I still hate being alone at night. I always end up staying up sooo late too - funny how we do that- if we were asleep we wouldn't really know we were alone - instead I stay up super late and jsut give myself more hours to think about being all by myself.