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Friday, December 12, 2008

Alone again.

What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman

Ask the cat. Liddy has gone some place with the sort of rides I don't go on to celebrate a friend's 18th. Ditz is at Jupiter's, the big casino on the Gold Coast, as she likes to tell everyone, participating in Abba Mania; she leaves that part out. The child is not adverse to stirring the bucket.

I ran Ditz into town to be picked up by the courtesy bus then picked up the second table & chair set before heading home & I can tell you I'm really not sure what to do with myself. The cat is somnolent in the heat. I don't have Ditz blathering constant nonsense in my ear. There is no Liddy suffering from angst. The boys haven't arrived for Christmas yet. It is just Dearest & I, a taste of things to come?

There is lots I could do ~ like put up the tree or put together the 2nd table or do a load of washing, mop the floors but where is the fun in that with no~one to distract me from my purpose & no~one to trash my work as soon as it's done? What I would like to do is garden but it is too hot for that & by the time it is cool I will be travelling again to pick up Ditz. I am alone so rarely one would think I could use the time far more profitably but it just feels so abnormal I can't think what to do with myself. Adjusting to a childless house could be harder than I think.


Melody Plainview said...

Oh, you are absolutely right. I can think of 1,000 ways to spend no-kid time, but when it finally arrives, I either 1) don't know where to start, or 2) realize the motivation I've had all along went...?somewhere?. You could always do what the cat's doing. (smile!)

The HoJo's said...

ah, yes when I am busy I long for some time for me and then I spend my time thinking it would be more fun with the children. Contrary that is but then you would expct nothing less :o).
Ditz in a Casino eh? could be interesting if she gets some spare time ;o)

Sandra said...

Children are wonderful excuse for many things, including not getting anything done. When they are gone, so's the excuse! That's why I filled up the hole with too many horses. I am never without a reason for a mess around myself. : )

If I were you, I'd simply sit back and enjoy it!