One of the hardest things about being unemployed (other than the obvious lack of job and salary) is all the me time.
I’m generally pretty happy with the person I’ve become and am content now to just hang out alone without plans (this one took a long time to be okay with)—but when you throw in an extra 40-something hours a week of me time, I struggle. It can get pretty lonely sometimes.
But thankfully, my family is just a short car ride away and my mom can hear in my voice when I need to just get away for a little bit, so when she asked if I wanted to come home for dinner tonight, I immediately said yes.
So through the Lincoln Tunnel and the candy cane forest, I came back to NJ for the night.
We She made scallops, sweet potato wedges and broccoli. And Texas Toast. I have such a weird soft spot in my heart for Texas Toast, as terrible as it is for me.
Some of the little things that are making me smile while home are all of the Halloween touches my mom has around the house.
And their cat, Butterskotch. (The k is because cats can’t spell, obviously.) And my cousin’s baby, who we stopped to see on the way home.
What makes you smile when you visit your parents? (Or what do you do when you’re feeling lonely?)