Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Time Alone

I am home alone.

Paul, Amy, and Emily are teaching vacation Bible school. Ben, Steven, and Jenny are attending VBS. Matt is working at the warehouse.

I haven't been home alone for this long since...well, since...let me see--I honestly can't remember when I was last home by myself. I'm guessing it's been years.

Last night a friend came to visit and soon after she left I got a visit from my cousin Glenn Yoder and his family from Missouri that I hadn't seen since Grandma's funeral in 1988. That was a treat, but so is this.

This evening, I went on a walk, took a bath, watered the flowers, and started cutting out a dress for Emily.

And I still have about an hour to go. My doctor told me I need to take care of myself. This ought to qualify.

Quote of the Day:
"Ewww. Yuck. Gross. Nasty. Revolting."
--Emily, about taking some old food to the compost pile


  1. Isn't it amazing how something nasty and gross can be turned into something sweet (the smell of rich compost) and useful? God can do the same with our lives!

  2. Wonderful...I think it would be an exciting thing to actually be able to hear yourself breathe!!!

  3. Arlene, it doesn't take much to excite you, does it?

  4. Enjoy it while it lasts.

    The Baritone

  5. I have had a few of those golden moments. I enjoyed them a lot, but I think I will be bored when all the family leaves home.

  6. Quiet time...at a premium when our children are growing. But I am facing an empty nest this fall as both sons head out of state to college. I will probably be yearning for some chaos. Am glad you had some quiet time alone, does wonders for a person.

  7. Dorcas, Your blog is the first one I read where I "knew" the author...I am Lisa Troyer (Esther Troyer's sister-in-law. she told me about your blog.)I enjoy your blog and admire you for pursuing your passion for writing. I started my own blog at the insistance of Esther and Arlene. Stop by at http:/lmtroyer.blogspot.com
    Nice to "meet" you. -Lisa

  8. Dorcas is there a reason that almost all of you Mennonite women that blog do not post links to other Mennonite bloggers? The only way people can make their way around the Mennonite blog world is to follow links left in comments. It would be lovely if you ladies considered linking each other on your side bars.

  9. I got your answer Dorcas. thanks! :)