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IN SOLITUDE, WHERE I AM LEAST ALONE
The moon is shining down in a misty sort of way, it's full of itself and drunk on moonshine. The house is quiet and (relatively) clean. This is the one week out of the year when the things I pick up and put away stay in their places for 7 whole days. This is the one week when no one else dictates my activities or time spent on any given thing: I have free rein! I don't have to think about anyone but me! (at least at home...work is another story entirely)

I don't have to fix meals for anyone but me.

I can hog the bed (though I do miss my Swedish bed-warmer :)

No one else sits down at the computer when I get up for a moment to deal with something else that's called my attention.

NOTHING ELSE CALLS MY ATTENTION!

Anders and the kids left Sunday morning, bright and early and I went back to bed and slept in. Then I spent the whole day gloriously, giddily, joyously BY MYSELF. I picked things up, I worked on projects, I played solitaire and read my book. I even watched a movie that did not have Captain Jack Sparrow in it! I know! It was GREAT!

I did not tell anyone to quit fighting or take their toys out of the living room. I did not endure groans about the choices of food I was fixing for lunch or for dinner. No one has rolled their eyes at me for 2 days! And this morning I didn't have to nag and chivvy anyone else out the door or make sure they had their homework or piano book or gym shoes or fruit snacks.

Of course, no one is giving me hug bombs, or good night kisses or shoulder rubs when I really need them. No one is wondering when I'll be home. No one is telling me they love me before I turn out the light late at night. But I think I can manage to get through the week, regardless.
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mood: content
music: Lostprophets—Always All Ways


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<<I even watched a movie that did not have Captain Jack Sparrow in it!>>

Ha. Funniest line I've read today, this week, maybe longer. Thanks for the laugh.

Chuck

(Anonymous)

NO HUG BOMBS???!!!!! How very sad....I miss them too! But, do enjoy your week of solitude..somehow! Love, Lizardmom

Enjoy your week to yourself. Sushi every night?

Ha! I wish! At least once, maybe twice though :D

(Anonymous)
*rolling my eyes at you*

you know, just in case you were missing that . . .

~bp

Re: *rolling my eyes at you*

LOL! I was! I totally was! :D

Enjoy your solo time!

Once again, I am incredibly jealous!

It's so bittersweet, isn't it? On the one hand, total freedom to do what you like and on the other, missing the warmth and love that Anders and the children bring. I hope you find a balance and really enjoy your week.

So far, so good :)

(Anonymous)

For some reason, I am reminded of the WCWilliams poem "Danse Russe". I think of it too when I'm staying up past midnight looking for silence and solitude. Enjoy your week!

Julia from kolokolo

enjoy the time off. it will make all of those hug bombs and good night kisses and shoulder rubs all the more special next week.

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