Success! I found a way to be alone – all alone – last week while in the height of my depression. It was a simple solution, but it took a dear friend to suggest it because I was too out of my normal element to think it up on my own.

I took Thursday and Friday off work. I took V to daycare all day both days. And I did nothing but sleep, read books, and generally catered to myself. And since myself wasn’t in the best of spirits, I was pretty easy to please. The two alone days were like winning the lottery and exactly what I needed to rekindle my spirit!

V and I had a wonderful weekend – just the two of us. A weekend, I’m convinced, that would have been just awful had I not taken the opportunity to recharge.

Sigh of relief.