Tell The Truth Thursday – Alone

by Sherry Riter in Tell The Truth Thursday

Tell The Truth Thursday

Welcome to “Tell The Truth Thursday” where the question that has been posted in my right side bar gets answered by me and you…and sometimes my husband too! Did you prepare your post and are you ready to drop your URL into the Linky so that we all can follow? I hope so!

The question this week is:

    Would you enjoy spending a month of solitude in a beautiful natural setting? Food and shelter would be provided, but you would not see another person.?

I have a vision in my head while reading these two questions….

A beautiful cabin, nestled within the snow covered trees, with light puffs of smoke coming out of the chimney. Inside, a huge blazing fire burning in a stone fireplace surrounded by a room rustically decorated with a lot of white linens and a sexy paint color on a few walls. Hot chocolate setting on the coffee table and a thick throw rug that tickles your toes in front of the huge, fluffy sofa covered with twenty plus throw pillows and a huge handmade quilt. The smell of a roast in the oven permeates the air as thickly as the snow that continues to gather on the trees and chopped wood outside. I’m half laying and half sitting on the couch with my laptop, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse wearing a flannel shirt over my thick long john type pajamas, thick socks and snugly slippers.

cabin in the snow

The things that I do not find in this setting are:

An incessantly ringing home phone.

Texts going off on my cell phone.

Bills to pay.

A car that needs to have the gas tank filled.

Loud neighbors.

Obnoxious retail customer service.

Rude and dangerous drivers on the interstate highway.

Things left where the last person used them because it was too much effort to walk two feet to the left to put it back in the drawer that is, of course, still open.

Clean dishes in the dishwasher that no one wants to empty.

A blaring television with every nerve racking news person forecasting more gloom and doom.

One month without these things?

Let me think for one-tenth of a millisecond.

Yeah! When can I pack?!

I love my family, but this scenario sounds like real peace and since it is only for a month, I could totally not only handle it, but I would thoroughly enjoy it.

I like me..

I’m not a bad person nor are my intentions ever to hurt anyone. I also don’t want to bring unhappiness to myself by having to suffer consequences.

I am a giver. I actually enjoy the thrill and rush I get when I am able to help someone. But I have to be honest…

The last six years of my life have been very stressful due to choices I have made and life’s circumstances and experiences.

I can honestly say that the peace of a month long vacation alone would be not only totally acceptable, but thoroughly enjoyed. The only stipulation is that I wait a year until Alyssa graduates.

Other than that, my answer is a resounding, “YES!”

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Teresha@Marlie and Me February 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

one month of solitude would be divine! you absolutely deserve it. I can just imagine how much better we'd a feel after 30 days of rejuvenation and self-reflection.


2 jan September 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

I would LOVE it!! I like being alone anyway, but a month of solitude without seeing another person, no phone, no TV – it would be awesome! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com


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