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Peter's mum is in the hospital with an intestinal obstruction, and his dad stayed the night with her there. Peter has gone up to their house to look after the dogs.

Paul is at work, so I'm alone in the house.

It's blissful. I feel bad about enjoying it so much, because I am only getting this time by myself for a really shitty reason (Margaret being in the hospital for a medical problem of as-yet-unknown seriousness), but... I'm still enjoying it. It's so still and comfortable in the house, and there's nobody else's moods or desire for conversation to contend with.

I went to the market this morning and got bread and marveled at the number of tomatoes that have suddenly shown up. Last week it was zucchini and yellow squash as far as the eye could see. Today it was tomatoes of every conceivable shade and size (actually, that's a lie--I didn't see very many green or purple tomatoes today). Bell peppers are starting to come in, too, and the pat-a-pan squash are getting bigger and more interesting to look at. I bought one that looks like a small and slightly craggy watermelon.

I went to a new flower shop near the Scrap Exchange and got flowers to take to the hospital, and then I wandered over to the Scrap Exchange to find a vase for them. I even managed to stay mostly on task, and came away with 2 candidates for less than $5. I'd love to find a house over in that area, but it's the Next Big Thing now, so it's already impossible.

All that, and the only thing I was constrained by was my own whim. It made me realize how little I actually do on my own anymore, without having to at least account for myself to someone waiting at home.

I don't really know what to do with that.


Aaaand Paul's home. Goodbye, sweet temporary illusion.

Date: 2017-07-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you had the opportunity to enjoy some time for yourself.

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