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Silent Sunday

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Quote of the Day: “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

- Kurt Vonnegut

Cool husband would have no problem with his wife going off to some chick-infested birthday party all day.

I was not a cool husband today.

After yesterday’s running retardation, I was veggie-like all day and needed some TLC. Plus, hello, I’m leaving for a year soon so we should spend as much time together as possible, right?

Even if it’s me at the computer or conked out for my 6th nap of the day.

But she went and I was pretty much OK with it until she was 4 hours late coming home.

Waking up, I was all too aware that this is what I was soon going to be facing every weekend.

She was already gone.

Getting up alone in the silence of the house on a weekend is normal. I wake up between 7 and 8 every Saturday and Sunday and enjoy the quietness of a house where everyone else is asleep.

But there lies the difference: they were there. And I knew they were there. And they would be getting up. And saying “Good morning.”

There is a world of difference when the silence is because my bed is empty.

The kids were here but as I stated before, I was in no shape to do much that required, you know, movement. The kids were happy to veg out around the house all day. At least Alex was. Steph spent some time with friends.

I forced Carrie to give me a time when she would be home and she threw out 3:00. She was not home until almost 7 and then, because I am basically a child sometimes, I was too mad to say much for the rest of the night. That’s how I roll when I am upset. I do not yell in anger. I am silent.

Dead silent.

So it was kind of silent tonight. And that’s how the speedy weekend ended.

Just like it began.

In silence.

Free Advice for Today: “Volunteer to work a few hours each month in a soup kitchen.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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