Winter Break is Over with 100% Chance of Tears
Not sad like I wish she was staying here. I am glad she attends school back east. But, the house is already quiet. Dead quiet, actually. Except for the howling wind and rain outside my window.
Oh, and the marketing assignment that I spend working on for 40+ hours/week this past year, was cancelled yesterday, too. While it has been a creative and very interesting assignment for all of 2009, I am kind of relieved that its over. But, this adds to silence of my life. It seems no longer does anyone need my services......
There is my loving and wonderful husband. He is great, but his days at work are tedious at best and the most I get out of him about his day is a grunt and a mumble. "He has already given at work", and by that I mean, he expends all his happy, positive energy during the day to his clients and to his staff. There is nothing left for me when he comes home. I am his safe place....you know, where he can be a grouchy, tired bear. Where he can voice his doubts and his concerns. Maybe silence isn't so bad after all!
My dog, Wrigley has provided me with some humor today and I thank him for giving me this diversion. Dogs in Phoenix don't understand rain at all. He barks to go outside, looks up and the rainy sky and starts snapping at the rain. Then he proceeds to run around the yard like a madman, barking and prancing some medieval dog rain dance, I reckon. The best part....he smashes his face against the door to come back in, and he's now sopping wet. I bring him in, dry him off and then in about 60 minutes, we repeat this same procedure. Keeps me from thinking about updating my resume, from wondering how to brighten up my evening with Bill and from keeping the empty nest syndrome from rearing its ugly head once again.
Winter break is over. I should be full of promising ideas and thoughts for the future, but today, I cry like the skies in Phoenix.