I Never Could Get the Hang of Thursdays

When my husband's alarm clock went off at 3:30 this morning, set so early because he had a plane to catch, I still hadn't managed to fall asleep. I was still a bit druggy and spacey from all the cold meds, and feeling pathetic because I was supposed to catch a plane of my own tomorrow, and spend the weekend with him, and now I can't, and when I don't feel well I hate being alone. Between the coughing and the illness-induced clinginess, I was literally in tears when he kissed me goodbye.

I got up, wandered around the darkened house, watched Cleo run across the yard to chase the shadow of a neighborhood cat, did an online grocery order to be delivered tomorrow, because I really am not in the mood to face the grocery store, and finally went back to bed, to a fitful sleep. I've never slept alone in this house, and after five months I'm still becoming accustomed to the noise. I tossed, I turned, I made Cleo move to Fuzzy's half of the bed, because there was space, and finally, two minutes before my own alarm was due to go off, I woke up.

It is impossible to pathetically miss someone when the first thing you see in the morning is a jumbled up pile of their dirty laundry, left in a corner of the bedroom floor.

I called my parents hoping for a comforting chat with my mother, but she had actually left the house before eight AM her own time for a conference call at her office, so I ended up getting a rare treat – a conference call with my step-father. Someday I might go into the true oddness of my relationship with him, or I might not.

I wandered around my house a bit more, let the dogs out, took their food out to defrost, watered the front garden – my daffodils are blooming, and it makes me feel like my family is surrounding me, because my mother planted them all for me, the last time she was here, and I mixed my grandparents' ashes into the soil.

And now, I'm off to work.
For the last day of my week.

Double Your DVD Collection in One Trip!

Well, maybe not /double/, but if you live or work anywhere near a Wherehouse, you might want to see if they're one of the stores being closed as of April 1. The one in my neighborhood (Stevens Creek and Winchester, near Good Guys) is one such store, and right now all DVD's are 20% off, and CD's are 10% off.

The guy at the register mentioned they'll be going even lower, possibly as soon as this weekend.

Tonight, we purchased:
The X Files: Fight the Future
X-Men (ver. 1.5)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Men in Black II
Empire Records

Certain people I work with might want to note that they have a whole wall of Disney stuff.