Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Up Too Early

I woke early, this morning. I needed to run to the loo then I couldn't get back to sleep so I lay in bed for a while, read and petted my cat. I decided to get up at six, as my back and hip were feeling stiff. Now I am drinking coffee and thinking that I was nuts to drag out so early.

By the way, it is June. Is it supposed to be so danged cold, in the morning? lol Normally, I would be griping about how warm is is, so early in the morning.


I can't help bitching about the weather... No matter what it is.

Alarms are going off all over the house... Upstairs to rout out Husband, downstairs to rout out Son. Soon, they will both be headed out and I will finally have my house to myself, again. I needs my solitude. I love my family but I can only take so much togetherness. That sounds horrible, doesn't it?

But I have always been that way. As a child I would sneak off and hide and spend hours alone. As a teen, I would go for walks and be gone for hours and hours. When I was working outside the home, I was in casino gaming, a very customer oriented industry and on my breaks I would be desperate for just a moment of solitude. I knew where all the great little hiding places were and would escape to them on some of my breaks.

I am not anti social and I don't hate people. In fact, when I want to be around people, I love being around them. I love to entertain, throw dinner parties and have a house full of family and friends for a holiday or other special occasion. But I have to balance togetherness with long stretches of aloneness. (Yeah, yeah... I know. Not a word. So sue me. lol)

Yep. I am crackers.

I know it.

I accept it.

I am very well adjusted in my nutzoness. :D


  1. You know, I am kind of the same way. I am actually really really social, but sometimes I just need to go away and be alone.

    I have done almost all customer service jobs and I do love them, but at the end of the day, I just need a little me time. It worked out very well for my at my old job, because I walked to and from work. It was *my* time to think, enjoy the outdoors and just be.
    Then I would get right back into it whenever a random friend would show up :P

    Oddly enough my cats were attacking the bedroom door all morning, so I was up rather early, but convinced my body to let me go back to sleep eventually :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. It is so hot here and my a/c is on the fritz. UGH.

  3. I just love you Erika!

    I make up words ALL the time!

  4. If enjoying your solitude makes you crackers, then we can both enjoy our crackers together! Me, too!

  5. Up too early = story of my I love the term crackers - so stealing it.

  6. I need a certain amount of solitude also. When I was a kid I could entertain myself, didn't need a bunch of friends. I'll send you some of our heat if you want it.

  7. Spaghetti Cat, a kindred spirit. :D

    Kristi, I hope that you get your air fixed, soon. Few things suck worse than a busted A/C unit in the heat of Summer.

    Aw shucks, Katie J. I like to make up words. It is more fun than just using the right ones. :D

    Retta, I like crackers. We can definitely share. :D

    Swipe away, Draz. I did. ^^

    That's okay, sweetie, K. It is going to be plenty hot here, soon enough. This is Arizona, after all. lol


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