Day 251; Footnotes of Enjoying my Own Company

For a day that started out so crazy, the rest was uneventful. Almost boring.


I did tidy up my kitchen, putting away the stuff from the camper that I had piled on the kitchen table as I carried it inside. I managed to get the dogs back outside, wearing their training collars. Molly wanted to bark every once in a while but making the collar beep once and a sharp “stop it” command, ended that quickly. Bella on the other hand was quiet. She does not like that collar at all.

I also was able to pet the third kitten today. It must have been really hungry and really wanting to eat to finally allow me to gently touch its back. I did laugh when two of the kittens went to eat from the same bowl and one kitten put its paw on another holding it back from the food. Exactly like the fighter with their hand on the opponent’s forehead holding them back. I reached down and picked up the kitten being held back and moved it one step down. Quickly enough it didn’t realize what was going on but happily began eating from the other bowl. 

After my son came in for lunch and then left to return to work, I came into this room and did the unusual. I turned on the television. There was one problem. The sound was off. My son had a year or so ago, purchased an external speaker because he absolutely hated the normal television speakers. Every once in a while for what ever reason, probably because technology hates me, the speaker doesn’t work. Usually I get my son to get it working again, only I had just missed the opportunity and I wasn’t calling or texting him at work. I…was going to figure this out. He has it placed on my desk behind my computer monitor, so its difficult to see. I tried to find any buttons by feeling the speaker. I had no luck. I didn’t have the sound off on the computer, I didn’t have the television muted. I would mess with it, walk away, stare at the computer, then begin again. I finally went and found a flashlight. Then I could see where the controls were on the speaker. It took several attempts, and I’m not exactly what actually worked, but I did finally manage to get the speaker to working again. Yep, I did a little happy dance. I also forgot to tell him and he has already crashed for the night, since he was up late last night. 

After I managed to get the speaker working, I sat here and watched program after program on the History channel. I will admit to dozing through a few of them. Not that the shows were boring as they discussed abandoned places and why, I just got warm, comfy and fell asleep. Currently Expedition Unknown is on. I enjoy watching Josh Gates as he has a quirky enough personality to make him fun to watch. 

It does sound as if a storm may be forming off in the distance. I went outside and drove my Jeep up into the carport. Both dogs are ready to come inside, but since currently there is no storm, and I’m attempting to write this, I didn’t let them come in yet. Mainly because they want to get right up against me and that makes typing difficult to say the least. And then I barely get that typed and it begins raining and the thunder sounds closer. So yes, Bella and Molly are inside and content. 

I think that there are those times when we need days like today. Days when we rest, when we allow our mind to relax and calm from the stimulation of events we have gone through. Its funny in a way. I did little, I mindlessly watched television, I napped and I loved the day. I didn’t need to be out playing in a river, cruising around a state park, or sitting in the grandstand watching a stock car race to have a good day. It was a day of enjoyment and peace. It drives my son crazy that I am quite content on days like this. Sitting here alone. Enjoying spending company with myself. The only thing that would have made it better, was if I had chocolate in the house. Next time..

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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7 Responses to Day 251; Footnotes of Enjoying my Own Company

  1. John says:

    Women and chocolate, I still don’t see the connection. I live by myself so quiet is always audible and enjoyable.

    Congrats on getting the audio back! Yay for kitty! Maybe kitty will be an indoor cat? A clean kitchen is essential, I cleaned my countertops off today with an antibacterial. A fresh pot of chili has just finished it’s six-hour slow-cook.

    I used the special collar on my dog years ago, it’s a wonderful way to teach your dog its boundaries without shouting!

  2. Sounds like such a relaxing day!

  3. Wise Hearted says:

    I very seldom get a day alone because my husband and I are together all the time. But, when I do, I enjoy it a lot. I don’t like for him to be gone over night but I do like a day by my self once in a while. you are a brave women to tackle the sound on tv. I am glad I like to read and it is better for me than watching so much TV. Be contented, it’s a wonderful feeling.

    • My son laughed at me when I told him about it. Mom is that way about time alone. Dad is 92 and she swears he does stuff to deliberately annoy her. So she’s happy when he goes off with the guys to the new casino near here or when I offer to take her out for a while. Just for those few moments.

  4. Blanca says:

    I totally agree with you, we all need days like this. I love calm, relaxing days to spend in my own company. I life with my husband and my son and I don´t get many chances of days alone, but when I do, I really enjoy the quiet, the peace of mind and the quality time.

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