If no one is home what do you do?

United States
March 13, 2007 12:26am CST
Do you take a long bath? read a good book? Turn the music on loud? Or do you nap?
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38 responses
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
It doesn't make any difference to me if no one is home or the people that I live with are at home. Being single and way mature enough to do everything, I do anything I want whenever I feel like doing it. I can stay inside my room just staring at the ceiling, read books for hours, have a long bath, watch TV until my eyeballs pop out or use the internet until my back hurts and nobody will even notice.
• United States
13 Mar 07
It really depends. Sometimes I just like to veg out in front of the computer, or sometimes I do take a nap because that is really the only time I can relax and be on my own for awhile. Other times I will take a nice long bath and read a good book while I'm at it. Other times I'll just chill and watch tv. Some times I turn my cd player up really loud and listen to music and dance around.
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• Ireland
13 Mar 07
I always try to make the most of when I am in the house on my own. I will make lots of phone calls and I will watch all my dvds that nobody else likes to watch. I can also spend lots of time on my pc without the fear of being interrupted. I then hang a few clothes about the house to make it look like I spent the day ironing...lol.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I have 2 kids, so I am rarely ever alone, as they are both under 3. But it happens maybe once a year, I love to play the sims game on the computer, So I would probably do that. But that is a good question for me as it doesn't happen often.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Mar 07
We have instituted a new thing this year. Every other weekend or so the hubby packs up the kids and heads out to the library and errands. While they are gone I get as much done as I can. This way I can work with no distractions and think more clearly. I am so aware of energies and the air clears when they are gone. I am more high functioning and able to get an amazing amount done when given a good few hours. This is worth it to all of us. I feel better with 'alone' time and things get done that are really necessary. I can bath and read a book anytime. Music is on when commuting or we pop one into the dvd/cd player when nothing is on and we are not in the mood for a movie.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
13 Mar 07
How about all of the above? It depends really on what I need to get done. The husband was gone most of the weekend, and I actually spent it cleaning the house and washing the dogs, and the car. So I tend to clean I guess. And when the cleaning is done, I'll take a nap on the couch or watch a good movie.
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@islaneni (129)
• Armed Forces Pacific
13 Mar 07
i veg out...being a mom & a wife...quiet & alone time is priceless...
@ragmama (536)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Just depends on my mood. The first thing I usually do when everyone leaves is pick up whatever mess they've left behind - otherwise, I'm going to sit here and be irritated by it and not really enjoy being alone. Then I usually sit and watch something *I* like on TV, read in peace, knit, whatever I'm in the mood for at the moment.
• United States
13 Mar 07
Since I spend 98% of my time at home, alone, and since I am retired, (I didn't say I don't work), I spend my alone time in many ways. I start my day with a prayer before I ever fully wake up. I thank God for another blessed day. I let the dog outside because he's having a fit to go pee. I get my husband off to work and my day begins. I make sure I get my little chores completed and out my way so the rest of the day is spent doing just exactly whatever it is God brings my way. I never actually make specific plans because I know God could have someone knock on my door or call me at any given moment. I spend my alone time, which is most of the day, doing what God leads me to do. If that means I type all day on the computer or go into a curtain washing frenzy, or maybe manage my way outside to sit on the ground and pick weeds, I know it's whatever God intended me to do for that day. Sometimes, I sit and read. Sometimes I sit and do nothing what-so-ever, but I know I'm never really 'alone'.
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• India
13 Mar 07
talk on phone, take a long sleep and watch tv to ur heart content.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
13 Mar 07
If no one is home I'll rest and relax. I'll play a game on the computer. I'll put on some laundry. I'll listen to my music. I'll read a book, or watch a stupid tv show. I'll talk on the phone with a good friend. There is no telling what i might think of doing
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
13 Mar 07
well I live alone so I can do whatever whenever. I sort of like it this way but I get lonely too
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I am afraid if I am alone at home, I crank up the music (classical or Irish, thank-you) and clean clean clean. IT is the most fruitful time for me to get some real good scouring done...no interuptions just me and my duster :)
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I usually watch tv, read books and sometimes just take a nap.I find it relaxing sometimes to be home alone, sometimes
@tamihan (114)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I'll do whatever I feel doing. Usually I play PS2 games all day or watch TV.Ü
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Wow, all those sound pretty good. LOL I'd have to say that I'd sing my heart out on my karaoke machine. VBG Then once I was done with that I'd probably want to take a nap.
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• United States
13 Mar 07
It really depends what kind of mood I'm in sometimes I take a nap, watch a movie, get on the computer or clean house and then sometimes I just sit on the couch and enjoy the quiet
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@bindishah (2062)
• India
13 Mar 07
I dont like to sleep when no one is home. What i do is order some pizza, get into my PJs, watch tv and eat. Sometimes i have all my friends over (its not everyday my parents leave me alone at home:)) Its just somehow very liberating being home alone and I make full use of it.
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• United States
13 Mar 07
If am home alone and my husband took our daughter to the mall or to the playground, I wish I can take a long bath, read a book or take a nap...but it is the exact opposite. I be cleaning the whole house, arranging rooms, doing laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, ironing clothes, whatever you can name. I can do housework faster if am alone. But if my toddler or my husband is at home, both demanded my attention or we will be doing some activity that some household chores has to wait while I have fun with my family.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
be watching dvd all afternoon, eating whatever i crave for..
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