empty

For the first time in 7 years, I’m in my house completely alone for several days.  I wouldn’t say the silence is deafening, since
a.) that’s a stupid cliche I’ve never understood anyway,
b.)  I can still hear our refrigerator hum, so
c.) clearly, my hearing is still fine!
But it definitely feels as if I’ve driven home drunk and entered the wrong residence when I’m inside of my house.

I had to get away for 3 hours and watched the new “Batman” today.  I’ll probably spend way more time than I typically do in the office during the rest of this week and then punctuate each day with appearances at some of the wonderful bars and restaurants I’ve neglected the past few months, so I don’t have to see and hear this:

Deafening, isn’t it?

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13 responses to “empty”

  1. Jett says:

    Aw, you old softy.
    Jett´s last blog post ..I stand by the term ‘possessed’

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    muskrat Reply:

    Moreso than I thought.

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  2. Pretty Bride says:

    They miss you, too!! So weird to see the house with no babies in it. Also: that’s probably the closest thing you’ve ever done to a house tour–you go, lonely Daddy!

    xoxo

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    muskrat Reply:

    I blame its being a Sunday afternoon. During the week, I’ll probably be glad to have the peace when I get home after work!

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    Pretty Bride Reply:

    Liar.

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  3. Chad says:

    Terrifying. Like an even lower budget Blair Witch Project.

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    muskrat Reply:

    It’s true–there is no lower budget than “free.”

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  4. I would walk around naked, listen to loud music, sing even louder, eat on the couch and talk to myself. Oh wait…
    Karen Chatters´s last blog post ..The prude in me

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    muskrat Reply:

    I’m totally going to do the loud music thing tonight–it’s one of the few aspects of my pre-marriage/kids life that I miss, actually! As for public nudity…not as much.

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  5. Miss Britt says:

    Awwwww.

    But seriously – can we get an ACTUAL tour of the house? I’m particularly interested in the chairs around your kitchen table that I think I caught a glimpse of.
    Miss Britt´s last blog post ..Happiness Highlights: Bracing for the Insanity

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    muskrat Reply:

    Sure, as soon as you come visit Atlanta! The table is vintage, and Deb painted it bright “whipstitch” yellow. The clear chairs were from Ikea, I think–you know, that store you hate.

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  6. Welcome to my work at home world. Except during summer. And school vacations. And when the dog is sick.

    Just forget what I was saying.
    Always Home and Uncool´s last blog post ..What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Attend BlogHer ‘12 in New York

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    muskrat Reply:

    What were you saying?

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