Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This time last year I was counting the days, nay, the hours, minutes and seconds until school was back in session and the Oompas were back in the care and supervision of State paid educational employees at some distant cinderblock structure far, far away.  This time last year I was eagerly anticipating the return of the eldest Oompa while I almost neurotically yearned for the departure of the younger siblings.

Tonight, with just about two weeks left of summer vacation, I find myself sitting alone in a darkened house, alone except for the silent company of Henry the homicidal goldfish, his new tank mate Butterbutt the crawdad, and Luca, the cricket herding wolf spider.  My family has deserted me yet again.  The Oompas are all out, and Dickidoo is enjoying the first day of archery antelope season.  I am a single member family.  I am alone again (naturally).  Dinner for one has no appeal.  I sip instead on a quality aged boxed wine.  It is my day off.  Tomorrow also so I can stay up late and sleep in.  I have the tv and computer to myself.  I can hear myself think.

I think I am bored, but its been so long since I have had the time to be bored that I am not quite sure that is actually what I am feeling.

Perhaps it is just the quality aged boxed wine on an empty stomach.

Listen, its raining.  The loud rumble of thunder breaks the peace.  One thousand and one, one thousand and two... two miles away.  The closeness is not alarming but rather comforting.  I am not alone after all.  Zeus is here.

I wonder if Zeus likes quality aged boxed wine?

I wonder if he brought any food with him... maybe some smoked oysters, and truffles!


deshelestraci said...

What would all alone be like?!  And rain all in the same day?!  I would be savoring every minute!  Have some wine for me!  How did your parents do in the hurricane?

princesssaurora said...

LOL... Time to hop over to my journal and copy and paste some memes!!! They are always the best when you do them with wine!!!

be well,

sdoscher458 said...

oh, boy...light some candles, get some bubble bath...a nice relaxing, quiet soak in a bathroom all to yourself...ahhhh. Your problem is you are waiting for the other shoe to drop! Hope your folks are ok what with Hawaii getting all that bad, Sandi

pixiedustnme said...

ah, quality aged.  I find day 12 to be about perfect ;-)

mpnaz58 said...

I love your style of writing...its like sitting with an dear friend...sipping on that aged wine...ahhhhh, she says!
xoxo ~myra

chat2missie said...

A mother's dream.  A quiet house, no kids, no husband and some good old wine!  Can I come over? LOL

rdautumnsage said...

Ahhh enjoy the serenity while you can dear heart. Zues always keeps company and your troop will be arriving back single file before long. (Hugs) Indigo

midwestvintage said...

  I remember when I dreamed of the days, now I dream of filling the house with childrens laughter again.  Hug them all when they come home but enjoy the peace and quiet while they are gone.