Sunday, March 9, 2014
Couples Life - Single Life
When you are suddenly single again, you realise just how much ‘couples’ life got in the way of ‘my’ life. I hardly practiced the piano; I stopped writing; my plants all basically died. Life got in the way.
When the Squeeze and I first started dating, I remember him being shocked that during February, I hadn’t watched television as yet that year. Commercial television that is; if I wanted to see something, I’d download or DVD it. There just always seemed other things to do – less boring things. Even if you’re on your own, there are a million things you find to entertain far better than the non-stop television cycle.
Since moving, my natural preferences once again, come to the fore. I haven’t even worked out the aerial as yet so there isn’t much in the way of television watching. Today, I cleaned and pottered around the kitchen cooking Italian and listening to opera. Even better, I traipsed upstairs to my balcony and picked fresh rosemary and basil to cook with. Suddenly I have a downstairs garden of potted plants that are once again thriving; and a balcony full of herbs and a cute metal dog named Eddie.
I only have a television upstairs so it’s music or silence when downstairs. Frankly, I’m okay with silence also.
I took my son to the airport for a flight to Queensland at 6am and then spent the day on my own; rattling around my house - cleaning, cooking and thinking.
Out of nowhere, life throws you a loopy. Suddenly you’re alone when you didn’t expect to be. Still, today has made me remember the small things in life that I love that have fallen by the wayside and I realise that perhaps being single isn’t such a bad thing.
Other than the fact that I miss my Dad, today was a good day.
Posted by Mistress at 11:36 PM