The Opulence of Solitude

I work in a busy office where I am part of an even busier support staff.  This means I spend a large portion of every day answering the phone, repeating answers to the same questions to a large team of people and answering an ever growing number of email messages.  This time of year I get to my desk about dawn and don’t leave until it is nearly dark.  (If I couldn’t see out of my boss’s windows I would rarely see the sun at all.)

With the constant interaction with those around me at work I’m pretty done dealing with anyone by the time I get home.  Sometimes I feel bad that the Big Guy (the boyfriend) and the cat get none of my energy.  I just want to sit and stare at the wall after the 2 hour commute.  Dinner for me often doesn’t even happen – I just can’t be bothered.

Enter: The Week Alone.  The Big Guy works a job that has mandatory state regulated training after he works so many hours.  This training is at a facility several hours away and provides a full dorm/ meal plan while he’s there.  What does this mean for me?  AWESOMENESS!!!!!

I had totally forgotten how wonderful it can be when I can be quiet and totally turn off to everything I don’t want to deal with.  Last night after the longer than normal commute home (thank you crazy-thick fog!) I was able to heat up some leftovers, pour myself a tall vodka and Fresca (don’t judge) and watch several episodes of Weeds via Netflix streaming.  I feel totally refreshed today.  A mini-vacation right there in my living room!

Who knew that total control of the remote and some booze could make me so happy?  It *almost* makes me feel guilty when I was receiving text messages from the Big Guy about how much he misses me.  But, only almost.

Tonight I’m going for a repeat performance.

I am The Crazy Suburbanite…

I’m “that woman”.  The crazy one who moved to the suburbs while keeping their corporate job in (okay, near) the city.  You know, the one who loves the house she purchased but spends the majority of her free time in her car battling epic traffic.  If you’re wondering the status on any of the large-scale roadwork/ infrastructure projects in the area – I’m your woman!

That said – I do love my life.  I’m trying to do it all: full time job, part time direct sales gig, clean house (it’s all relative), manicured yard, happy partner, happy pet, homecooked meals, need I go on?  I hope to use this blog as a way to keep me on my toes to get the stuff done I always talk about doing (this blog being one of them) along with the random rant about an especially bad day of traffic or anecdote about what I saw go down while sitting IN said traffic.

Hopefully you’ll join me on my ride of life – successes and failures.  I’m sure there will be many of both.  🙂