As Heather indicated, the kids are on winter break this week. Today, they went to the Pacific Science Center and I am at home, all alone. The dogs are sleeping and there isn't anyone here to talk to.
Usually our youngest is home from school and we all eat lunch together. Today, they were all gone. Our house was quiet and all the lights out (turned off, not burnt out).
It was lonely.
Because I have school tonight and they have swim practice this afternoon, we won't be in the same house together until late tonight. By then, the kids will be asleep.
But tomorrow will be better! I'm taking vacation tomorrow.