Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A Rainy Day to Be Left Home Alone
(The three "Fresh Ones" as we call Toby, Daisy, and Lilly, who are all 2 years old and under.)
Right now, that orange cat is playing like a nut bag with a new toy mouse. Daisy is lounging and watching her best friend/brother. Lilly is sitting in a nearby window; I can't see her but I can hear her beeps, as she talks to an outdoor rabbit sitting in the rain soaked garden out back.
Elsewhere in this house, there sleeps the crazy elder cat, Emily, and two indoor rabbits are quietly (as they do everything) munching some morning hay.
I am listening to a playlist we call "Happy Chant." It is rather dark in the house and looks to rain all day.
Appropriate. I sit here wondering what the next approximately three weeks will bring while Marcy is in Italy. She left fifteen minutes ago, headed to Cleveland and her flight to NYC. She will leave for Milan at dinner time today. I will not sleep until I know her feet have touched Italian soil.
I am an introvert, for sure, and need a lot of downtime, yes, but that downtime is usually with Marcy, the person who keeps me tethered.
I have lists of things to do and people who will be checking on me and books to read and certainly enough teaching/work to keep me busy, but it is the evenings that will be hardest.
Okay...I am now done whining about this. Back to regular programming here at the Blisschick...
And back to my imported Italian espresso.