For some of you, this week's question may be a way of life but for me it's not the norm.
Do you remember the song from years ago (I'm dating myself) "Alone Again, Naturally"? I think it might have been by the Beatles (way too long ago for this brain!). I don't remember for sure but can hear it in my head right now. :)
(EDIT: Correction - thank you Osage Bluff Quilter for knowing it was Gilbert O'Sullivan and not the Beatles.)
For me there is nothing natural about being alone.
Some women can't wait to get the house to themselves. They rent movies, eat what they want when they want, go shopping, do whatever they feel like when they feel like it, etc. But I also know others who absolutely can't do it and go stay with someone if they will have to be alone.
I think I hit somewhere in the middle. I'm bombarded with people all day at work in person and by phone so I have to confess to enjoying "alone time" for a few hours on the occasional evening, but am a creature of habit and really don't like being alone for any length of time. Maybe it's just that extrovert part of my personality but there is comfort in having another human being in the house, even if it's only small children.
I've gotten much better at doing this as I've aged but still don't like it. It doesn't happen often but, once in a great while, DH is out of town for a few days.
Years ago, I used to literally not sleep at all. In fact, there was one time that comes to mind in particular that I was stripping wallpaper off the walls at 2 am. Now that's some nervous energy! I've now learned to cope with it but still don't like it.
So here's your "Monday question of the day"...
Do you mind staying alone or do you relish the quiet time?
If you look forward to the opportunity, do you have anything specific you like to do during your "alone time" to pass the time?