Himself has gone back to work, and it's the first time I've had the house to myself since last Thursday. I find it's making me miss the boys even more than usual. I'm hurrying to get to the point where I have to go out to do errands, just so I can hear a human voice besides the one in my head.
I am fascinated by the retirement or resignation or whatever it is of Pope Benedict (or "B-16" as we call him around here). Mind you, I am not expecting much in the way of progress from his successor, whoever it is. The ones who recognize the worth of women in ministry, or the sacredness of every human life, including gay ones, have a tendency not to rise very high in the system, if you know what I mean. It will be a company man, I'm sure. But perhaps we'll zoom ahead into the 17th century, and wouldn't THAT be an improvement! And now I shall take my cynical self outside with the ice chipper one more time to change what I can. (Are we sure we can't get the Dalai Lama to apply for the job?)