February 15, 2005


It's so quiet. I mean really, really quiet.

Yesterday Harvey and Beloved Wife left to return to the frozen tundra. It was very hard to say good-bye. They arrived last Tuesday. I cannot begin to describe the pleasure I took in their company. You think you love Harvey as Mr. Bad Example? Ha. I laugh at you. If you only knew Harvey the man....And Beloved Wife! I guess the best way for me to express it is to say within minutes I knew I had a friend for life. I. Adore. Her. Plain and simple.

So....having _Jon offer to take them to the airport was a very good thing. I know it sounds like I cry ALOT, but I don't. I mist up alot, but actual tears flowing, not so much. I cried as they all pulled away. Johnny_oh rode along so I had my first taste of an empty house. Didn't like it. Nope. Not so much.

I was very happy when my bro's returned. I cooked breakfast for Johnny_Oh, eggs and prime rib. Can't have him making that long drive home on an empty stomach. We all sat around chatting for a time.....for me it was a desperate attempt to hang on to the weekend.

And then there were two. _Jon and I. Sitting here at the kitchen table and blogging or working for most of the day. I made some calls and we went to run a few errands. Even though we didn't do a lot of talking, the conversation we had was wonderful! The clicking of the keyboards and the occasional chuckle from something we read.....it was comforting. _Jon is visiting some family and friends this week so he opted to stay again last night. THANK GOODNESS!!! I think I'd go into shock after the joy of people in the house to suddenly drop to.........silence.........stillness.......yeah - that wouldn't have been so good.

I got a taste of what it will be like, a reminder as it were. He went to dinner last night and I stayed home to putter and clean a bit. I paced the house. I made phone calls. I moved from room to room, as if looking for something. Bou called to see how I was handling the stillness.....she's scary sometimes - how atuned she is.

Today I've got tons of running to do. Gotta hit Tampa and Brandon and try and get caught up. I'm not really behind, just need to get back on the street. As is my habit I woke up early. I'm such a bad hostess, last night, during a conversation with Jon - he at the table, me on the couch, I fell asleep. While we were talking. I was kinda tired. Huh, I wonder why.

Not sure what the plans are for the rest of the week. I just know I'll be running every day and that is just fine. Oh, and I've got to play with my new toy - hey, get your minds out of the gutter...I'm talking about my new Floormate. Geez, you guys! ;-)

Huh....kinda of a long ramble to get to the point.......and then there was one.

Posted by Tammi at February 15, 2005 07:55 AM | TrackBack

"... just need to get back on the street."
Where's that Quote Pen?

It is odd to have this place so quiet.
My first times here it was noisy and full of people.
I liked that.

Posted by: _Jon at February 15, 2005 09:31 AM

By the way, Tammi, we got you the "extra vibratey" model, so it's good for keeping you company even if you're not cleaning the floors ;-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 15, 2005 10:41 AM


There. Did that help the silence? :)

Posted by: Ogre at February 15, 2005 02:26 PM

You fell asleep in the middle of the conversation - could be because I woke you up at 5am to say good-bye... I should've let you sleep.

Posted by: Teresa at February 15, 2005 02:41 PM

You guys!

And thanks Ogre! Maybe I'll just start reading the comments outloud. That'll break the silence.

And Teresa - if you HADN'T woken me up I'd have been very disappointed. And we wouldn't want that, would we! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at February 15, 2005 10:00 PM

You are always welcome to come stay with me for a day or two. You'll be glad to get back to the silence. Actually when you have a good time, it is always hard to get back on track. Wish I could have been there to meet you.

Posted by: vw bug at February 16, 2005 11:49 AM

I could always mail some small children to you. You'll be begging for silence in 5 minutes flat...

Posted by: Ogre at February 16, 2005 01:48 PM

Oh, I've got one you can have...easily as noisy as ten adults ;-)

Posted by: Sally at February 16, 2005 03:21 PM