a few chums short of a life
A few times each year Jannette takes the kids down to California to visit her parents (now just her Dad). When I can, I accompany them, but those trips are not very common. With my recent career history, taking a week off to stroll along the Pacific might be nice, but not prudent financially. Thus, I typically stay home most trips, work, and try to get through my honey-do list.
While the three of them were away this time around, I made a startling realization. Usually the house is extremely quiet with everyone but myself and the cats around, but this time around it seemed overly so. I realized it wasn't the house that was quiet, it was just that I was spending so much more time in the house (not having a day job that requires leaving the house generally) and not having much to do. That's when it struck me. When I'm all by my lonesome, I should be visiting my friends and spending time with them like I typically can't when the house is full. Problem is, I only have two friends in town. Two!
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