Welcome to June. I'm still trying to figure out where May went. Though I am glad today is Friday. My Guy and Kiddo are on their way back from almost a week in Colorado. It's been incredibly quiet around here. When I'm home, I find myself wondering where they are before the memory kicks in that they aren't even in town. On Tuesday, 5:30 rolled around and I started to rushing around getting the computer shut down and packing up my briefcase, thinking I had to pick up Drama Teen from swim practice. Took me a minute to realize that wasn't necessary. It's amazing how powerful our routines can be.
I travel occasionally for business, so am somewhat used to being on my own for a few days, but it's really been weird to be on my own at home. The last time I was on my own at home for any significant time was before Drama Teen was born. It's been a nice few days. No one to feed, no one walking into the sewing room asking for help with whatever, no one to drop off, pick up or otherwise ferry around. It's been an interesting, though strange, change of pace.
On the other hand, it's hard to sleep at night without someone in the house. Why is it you hear all those weird house noises when no one else is home? I miss having someone make decent coffee in the morning (mine for some reason just isn't as good), plus the morning kiss over that first cup of coffee isn't happening either. I can get decent coffee at work, but not that kiss. All that chasing after the Drama Teen usually means she and I get a fair amount of time to chat in the car between activities. I've missed our talks on the mystery of boys, the state of the world, what we want to be when we grow up, etc.
This week there are few favorite things. The first is time to be just me for a few days. The most important two are My Guy and Drama Teen. The last thing is the reminder that just being me gets old pretty quickly, life is much more meaningful and fun when you share it with family.
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