Monday, June 9, 2008

Things I miss

I've been on this planet for 33 years and I have lived with at least one other person for 31 of those years. Living alone isn't all bad. I get to do what I want, when I want. I never have to share the bathroom. If I put a bag of cherries in the fridge, I know that when I go looking for it later that it's going to be there. I always leave the toilet seat down.

Yet there are times when I miss being around people so much that my chest aches. Here are some of the things I miss
  • The smell of bacon when I first wake up in the morning and the sounds of someone making me breakfast

  • Talking

  • Not talking and just being

  • Snuggling in bed

  • Being goofy with someone

  • That feeling of joy when I'd discover that I had an unexpected morning or evening to myself after weeks of no Me Time

  • Road trips at night when it's raining and I'm snuggled under a blanket, eating junk food, listening to great music, and talking to someone I can't get enough of

  • Sharing moments of reality-TV-induced incredulousness or delight

  • Singing harmony (or trying to)

  • Feeling a bit sick and laying down on the couch while someone moves around in the kitchen, listening to CBC Radio 1 and puttering around

  • Lazy Sundays filled with Scrabble, chai, knitting, fires in the fireplace, and homemade meals

Days like today, when the loneliness is palpable, I long to be a kid again and living with my mom, feeling safe, warm, and loved.


  1. Oh, the sounds and smell of someone else making breakfast are the best - I would miss those terribly too.

    But I have learned to like my alone time and when the hubby comes home from work, I sometimes find myself a little territorial. I need to remind myself that he lives here too. LOL.

    I hope you are well. Hugs to you.

  2. What?? I never wake up to that wonderful smell!! lol I tend to do 99% of the cooking in this house! And my food does always seem to disappear from the fridge, especially the strawberries.

    I'm so used to iving with someone now that I tend to get a little jumpy when I'm home alone at night. It would probably do me some good though!

    Great post!

  3. Okay, we have to hang out soon. Are you around for the long weekend?