As of tonight, A. will be out of town for nearly the entire month on a business trip. She’s gone on these trips before, usually going for a week or two at most, but this is the first time in quite a long time that she’s gone for over three weeks. This includes Thanksgiving! [Not to worry, folks…I can certainly make do with one of the many local restaurants or cook myself up a turkey breast with a few sides. I’m not that helpless!]
So what am I to do when I’m the only one in the house for a few weeks? Well, I’m too old to slide around the floor in my socks and underwear like Tom Cruise (and we don’t have the floors for it anyway). I’m not about to play hooky around town like Ferris, either. On the contrary, the worst thing I can do is be a Complete Lazy Ass and not do a damn thing at all, and order out every night.
Seriously, though…I do have plans. I want to go out and get some exercise, whether it’s walking around the neighborhood or going to the YMCA a few times a week. And after all that doughnut eating during our vacation, I definitely need to go on a diet, or at least a hell of a lot healthier. There’s always laundry and housecleaning. And writingwise, I’m very close to finishing the line edits for The Balance of Light (about 1/8 to go, I think), so that should keep me busy in the evenings. Plus I’ve got my blogs to keep up.
It does feel a bit weird to be left to my own devices for nearly a full month, but I think I can keep myself from causing any mayhem. 🙂