My Time

Ten o’clock has always been my time.

It’s the time of day I get a second, (or 45th) wind.

The time of day I’m awake, happy and with John on second shift and the kids in bed, blissfully alone.

It’s the time I bake cakes, decorate cookies, read book, write blogs, edit pictures, and often workout.

Yes, it’s a bit crazy to start a workout at ten pm. But there is nothing better than punching your cares away at the end of a tough day.

It's ridiculously difficult and silly to attempt to take a picture of yourself doing a Les Mills Combat workout. And just the sort of thing I like to do around ten o'clock!

It’s ridiculously difficult (my form here is terrible!) and silly to attempt to take a picture of yourself doing a Les Mills Body Combat workout… And just the sort of thing I like to do around ten o’clock!

For certain it’s insane to start to decorate a cake at ten. But it’s a much easier process without my band of helpers.

I do sometimes jot down ideas for a blog post during the day. But it’s not until I’m alone in the evening that I have the time and space to sit down at the computer and really write.

Ten o’clock is my time.

Which is why, on the nights that that youngest girl of mine shows her night owl tendencies, I get a touch irritable… perhaps a smidgen cranky.

I could pretend it’s because I know that if her sisters wake her up early she’ll be tired and difficult next morning. But if I’m being honest, I must admit I turn into a surly, jealous monster because that little girl is usurping my time.

Mama’s need their time.

And ten o’clock has always been my time.

I’m again linking up with Northwest Frame of Mind  and her 1 Day 1 World project. Click over to see what else was happening around the world in the ten o’clock hour



17 comments on “My Time

  1. I’m not surprised that you would stay up late for Alone Time!

  2. Yanic A. says:

    I wish I could stay up that late. I’d be a walking corpse. LOL! Good that you can find that time for yourself. For me, it is my son’s morning nap. He is up by 5am most mornings so 8h30 rolls around and he’s out for a good 2 h. And I totally feel you : I get the same way if he decides one morning that he just won’t sleep. I try not too, I didn’t become a stay at home mom to have alone time, but it does feel nice when the house is quiet and I can sew, write, read or cook. 🙂

  3. 10 o’clock is usually my bed time because I tend to get up at 5. I catch my second wind around 6 pm, after my after-dinner coffee.

  4. I felt like this when my daughter started to outgrow her naps. I wanted to cry!

  5. Wow, a selfie during Les Mills is an accomplishment! Not to mention actually doing Body Combat. 🙂

    • Jessie says:

      I’m a Body Combat addict! 🙂 But perhaps you can tell by the lack of sweat dripping off me I was doing far more messing around taking pictures than working out that night! 🙂

  6. restlessjo says:

    ‘Me’ time is essential for sanity 🙂 I’m much less physical but I do like t’ai chi.

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