Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Grateful For. . .


This last week I was sewing with no kids, no tv, no radio - just the droning sound of my sewing machine and the crackling sound of steam coming from my iron and realized, I really liked it.

I extended the experienment a little further this week by driving my 25 minute work commute with no radio on.  It really allowed me to listen more to the outside noises and listen to the inside voice.  I have such a beautiful drive going souhth towards Knoxville seeing the mountains and the sunrise and returning home seeeing more mountains around Oak Ridge, it made me realize to enjoy the silience and listen to the things that aren't audible. 

I think with all the moving and stress I go through acting as a single parent, I have a hard time finding "quiet" me time.  I'm glad I'm able to find it, savor it and appreciate it.



  1. Quiet me time is very important. I work nights (5pm-1:30am) at a local hospital. For most of my shift I am in total silence except for the noises I make. It is a great time to reflect and think. Sometimes I think a bit too much though. I do keep a small pad of paper and pen with me though. Sometimes I make grocery or to do lists and other times I come up with a fun quilt pattern that I want to try.

  2. I know what you mean. I am recently a "temporary single parent" and I am looking forward to some quiet time tomorrow when the kids are in school. No whining, no fighting, no cartoons blaring.

  3. I have to agree with you. I love silent "me" time, and I find it in the car or when I'm sewing. As we're retired, it means there's usually someone else around, so that quiet time is important.