Monday the kids packed up the car and headed back to school.
Tuesday my husband caught a cab and he’s been off on business for the rest of the week.
So it’s been just me and the cat here at the old homestead.
I wouldn’t like being single. I would get really lonely.
But every so often a little aloneness is nice. The chance to eat what you want. To sleep when you want. To behave entirely selfishly.
Before he left my husband ordered a DVD from Netflix that he knew I would like. Remember the old television series That Girl with Marlo Thomas, which ran 1966-71? The disk arrived the day he left, perhaps cleverly timed so I would watch it in his absence and he would be spared having to sit through all seven episodes.
Well I have been enjoying them. She’s so charming, so wholesome, so amusing. It’s rare indeed to find all those qualities in the same show.
The other thing I noticed is that the opening is VERY similar to the opening to the Mary Tyler Moore show, which ran from 1970 to 1977 . A single girl footloose in the city where she’s trying to make a go of it. A distinctive hat, which Ann Marie (“That Girl”) wears on her head and Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) heaves into the air. “That Girl” has her own airborne prop in the opening: she flies a kite. Anyway, I never made the connection before.
I clearly haven’t solved any of the world’s problems this week. But I’ve enjoyed the “me time.”