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Wild, Uninhibited Thinking

I need to not negotiate whether someone can eat dessert before, during, or after homework.

I need to not cook or do laundry.

I need to not get up at 5:30 on a weekend to write, only to hear my son’s small feet come padding down the stairs at 6:02.

I need to be alone.

Just for 24 hours. I haven’t been alone since, well, it was over a year ago my husband and son went out of town and I stayed home.

I had a homemade writing retreat weekend. http://moniquemadigan.livejournal.com/17217.html

Some people never need alone-time.

I do.

So I’m going to the beach tomorrow after my son’s football game. Just for 24 hours. I will not negotiate with anyone, cook, clean, or experience early birdly-ness. I will have thoughts that run their course uninterrupted.

They may be dull and trite, but they will be uninterrupted!


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Oct. 13th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
I have been needing more and more alone time. (I don't get ANY.) And writing sucks when you're fighting against family noises.
Oct. 14th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
I wish I could take you with me, Kelsey.

We could not talk together!
Oct. 14th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
Ooo! That'd be difficult! Maybe we could time it--one hour of talking, then work, work, work. ;-D
Oct. 13th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Have a great retreat!!
Oct. 14th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
You are doing the exact right thing. Have a great time alone. And whatever you do, don't rush back early, even if you decide you miss them.
Oct. 14th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kelly. And thank you for reminding me of that very important detail. I, of course, even feel guilty about the 24 hours!
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! Good for you.
Have fun in the quiet.
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oooo, sounds lovely! Enjoy the quiet.
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Enjoy not having to do anything other than think and write and be alone!
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful to me!
Oct. 13th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Good for you!!!

Oct. 13th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
I've skimmed by this twice and thought it said Wild, Unihibited Drinking

Oct. 14th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm a bad drinker.

Two glasses of wine and I'm ready for bed. (To sleep.)

Oct. 13th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yea for you!

I have those longings all the time. Very rarely am I home alone (hubby works from here like I do).
Oct. 14th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Take 24 hours, girlfriend!!
Oct. 13th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Wishing you quiet revelations
Enjoy your time and be good to yourself.
Oct. 14th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Don't forget to pack...
A couple of 9 volt batteries, the Bose "noise cancelling" headphones, and a hammer...

Just in case... D.H.
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