Both Erin and Adrian are back in school today, and for a brief, three-hour window, I have the house to myself before I pick up Erin at school to take her to her piano lesson and then go to Target and then get the mail and then pick up Adrian and then and then and then and then.

It’s quiet in here. I’m not watching TV, or playing any music. I was reading. I’m making some lunch. I’m…now I’m playing a slideshow of baby pictures on my TV. What the hell.

The Christmas break was long, and too short, and too long, and not long enough, and too long, and loud, and I loved it, and it put me on edge, and I want to go to there, and I want to close my eyes.

I need to finish making lunch now, or I’ll sit in silence for three hours and forget to eat, and then there will be no more time.


I just tried to publish this post, and I couldn’t, because apparently my blog was down for some reason or another. So I just spent like an hour doing WordPress updates and blah blah blah. I still haven’t eaten.


I finished doing WordPressy things. And I ate some lunch. And now my time is up.

3 thoughts on “Interlude”

  1. I don’t even know what I’ll do when both my kids are in school and the house is…quiet. I…can’t even imagine. But it sounds amazing.

  2. I swear you just wrote about my life. It feels like every time I get some kid-free down time it gets filled up with all sorts of non-fun crap instead of getting to do what you want to relax… Oh well, enjoy the rest of your day.

  3. Ditto, on my life too. Did you know this would be a post on communal consciousness? Here we all are, strung across the nation, the cosmos, fixing wordpressy things and waiting for our kids, so we can wait to have the next few quiet hours. Ommm..Happy New Year Shawn & Family!

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