I like my family... I really do. But I don't mind being alone once in a while too. Actually, it's a grace. It sounds harsh, but this down time is really a relief once in a while. It is amazing how much I am able to accomplish when I don't have any distractions. I like quiet... and the peace that comes from an empty house is very healing for me. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. I know this, and I wouldn't wish it everyday or even most of the time. But we all need to understand the importance of balance we have to acknowledge that being alone once in a while is good for the soul.