Thursday, February 26, 2009
We Have Today
Cuppa is back! Because SILlee has been away on a course, she's spent the last three nights over at Thesha's. There are two babies after all, one less than a month old, so she kindly offered her services. Mom could tend to the younger in the middle of the night, while Grandma could take charge of the older if the need were to arise.
For whatever reason, the older one often awakes for a period at night. While it's often just for a few moments, it can get longer, much longer. Thankfully, that didn't happen during Cuppa's watch as just the short awakenings occurred.
But you know what? Even though we were together during the day, I still missed the old girl. One gets used to having another body around the house, and while I can quite get into a certain amount of solitude, I also find that a little goes a long way.
We're kind of joined at the hip, the two of us, but as senior citizenship begins to approach, one can't help but ponder the future at times. When we discuss it, neither of us can quite imagine being on our own without the other, and neither can quite imagine hooking up with someone else.
It will happen, of course; inevitably, one will depart this form before the other. The remaining one will adapt because that is what one has to do; there is no viable choice.
Meanwhile, it's good to have The Cuppa back home. And I rather think that we're both going to be around for a good while yet. If not, we have today.