Tonight is the last night for another year that I’ll sit here writing in the glow of the Christmas tree. The house is quiet, my daughter having gone back to her home a few miles away and my stepdaughter and her significant other out to see his friends on their last evening on the East Coast.
This evening my husband is enjoying a rare guys’ night with his soccer friends, many of whom he coached long ago when they were in high school. They’ve played together for three decades now, through joy and children and job changes and loss. Their friendship has been one of the anchors in my husband’s life. They are family.
I have been left home to dog-sit. Continue reading A Dog’s Life?