Thursday, June 24, 2021

All By Myself

All by myself... don't wanna be, all by myself, anymore.  Although honestly, sometimes it's nice to be by myself for a few days.  Eliot's been away at a work conference since Tuesday so I've had the house to myself for a little over 48 hours.  In the past, a work trip would usually mean cooking myself a nice dinner, drinking some wine and having a Hunger Games movie marathon.  This time, I've taken a little time to relax, but I've also been focused on getting some cleaning and organizing done while he's away.

My "me time" started Tuesday morning when Eliot's ride arrived right at 9 am.  He's riding down with his friend Eric from work who lives down the road from us.  (Where Eliot and I used the pool last summer.)  It worked out perfect because they can come right home instead of stopping to get Eliot's car at work on the way home.

Tuesday was a bit of a rough morning since we didn't get tons of sleep.  Eliot and I had a busy few days getting both businesses and orders in a good place before he left.  We didn't get much stuff done for the businesses last weekend other than Sunday night after we spent the weekend with my family.  (That night, we actually stayed up until 4 am Monday to get stuff done.)  We had a late night Monday into Tuesday getting a few more orders ready to mail, but we still made it to bed by 2 am.  I've been working on a few orders while Eliot's away but we turned the printers off to give them a break.  The rest of the orders for this week will be mailed after Eliot gets home.

Tuesday went by pretty quickly.  I had a productive morning working on some stuff on my computer.  Around 11 am, I started to get tired- which was expected after getting only 5 hours of sleep from 2-7 am.  I decided to take a nap on the couch and slept from about 11:30 to 1:30.  I woke up feeling refreshed and got back to work.  I got a bunch of online work done in the afternoon and I checked tons of things off of my to do list!

Later in the afternoon, I decided it was time to switch gears.  I went upstairs and took a shower.  Then, I spent the next hour or so trying on a bunch of my new clothes.  My rainbow items from Torrid had come in the mail, as well as a few other things that I'd purchased.  It was fun to have a mini fashion show while trying everything on... but after a while it got a bit hot, even with the air conditioner.

I went back downstairs to the living room where it was really cool and worked on a few small projects.  Eliot called me a few times throughout the day to check in.  Eliot and I also video chatted a few times.  Then, I spent the evening relaxing and being lazy while watching television before heading to bed early.

Wednesday morning, I woke feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!  I watched a Hallmark movie (that I'd already seen) from our DVR while eating breakfast.  Then I did some computer work while finishing the movie.  After the movie was over, I did a little more work on my laptop before switching gears.  Then, I spent most of the afternoon cleaning our dining room and organizing my business supplies.  I listened to Hamilton while working, and I even stopped for a lunch break at the intermission.  

During each of my lunch and dinner breaks, I watched an episode of When Calls the Heart from our DVR and then deleted them.  Christmas in July starts on Hallmark Channel soon and I want to have plenty of room on our DVR to record a few of our favorite movies, as well as some of the ones I haven't seen yet!

After lunch, I went right back to work cleaning.  I finally stopped for dinner later in the evening.  After cooking my food, I sat down and Eliot called me about 5 minutes later.  I told him that I'd call back after I was finished, but by then he was watching a Hallmark movie at his hotel.  Instead, I finished my tv episode, and then I started the Beauty and the Beast live action soundtrack and went back to work organizing my supplies! 

Eliot video called me around 10:30 after his movie ended.  We played with the filters and talked for a few minutes before saying goodnight since he had another early morning ahead of him.  I finished my soundtrack and tidied up for the night.  Then, I watched one more episode of my show before heading to bed.

Today has been mostly the same so far- a mix of computer work, watching tv during breakfast and doing a little bit of cleaning.  I've also been working on a few mouse ears that we need to glue tonight.  I've got more cleaning I'd like to get done, but I don't want to tear the dining room apart today.  (I'll probably work on it next week instead!)

I'm really happy with all of the progress I made though!  Eliot will be home sometime this afternoon... probably in the next 2-3 hours!  He'll definitely see a difference!  I feel really good about all of the things I checked off my list!  I'd call this a successful few days by myself!  Although, I'm really excited to see Eliot this afternoon!  °o°

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