It's the sound of no children or husband in the house. Even the dogs are quiet.
For the past month my daughter has been home from college. For my newlywed husband and I, this has been difficult. We'd argue over who has had the more trying time. My daughter is almost 20, a "millenial", and like most people her age is dramatic and everything is about her.
My husband doesn't understand this concept. We even went to my therapist about how to handle being all together in the same house.
Today Ashley, my daughter and person I would die for, is off to her boyfriend's house for the weekend. Then on Sunday she moves back to school. My husband is at a function right now and won't be home for about an hour.
I have quiet for the first time in over a month. I don't have to worry about what people are thinking, feeling, saying...right now. I have a glass of wine (all tracked and I drank all of my water already today), I am on my couch, my tree lights are on, and the dogs are fed and lying down.
To top all this off, I work at a college as an advisor and we've been doing registration for the past month, working late every night, etc. Today was the last day to register and it is a 3...Day...Weekend. Thank goodness.
Peter will leave at 11:30ish for the same function. I will have quiet for the entire day to do whatever I please. The ONLY caveat to that is...
His ex-wife is coming to stay with us for a night while she is passing through town. We've never met. They are still good friends and she's very nice. I expect everything to be just peachy. It is just an added stress.
But right now.
On Friday evening at 7:30ish-pm all is quiet. My glass is almost empty and I might get another.
And all is so very well.