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One morning, I have an appointment.  Later I will have to bring my daughter to the orthodontist.  

But there is a window in between.

I go to HomeSense.

I find blue shelves for my son:

A funky set of drawers for my daughter:

In telling this story to my husband later, I say:

“…so I had a little time on my hands.”

He rolls his eyes, hangs his head and laughs.

Those eight words that can only mean:

“…so I went shopping.”  

They were on sale.

 

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day 47

day 47
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The top of my husband’s dresser.

His clock radio.  His box of important paper and the cat brush.  The head made of stone.

There is a cough candy stuck in his mouth right now.  Often we stick other things in his eyes, nose or mouth – pennies, rings, subway tokens, a tiny tube of cold sore medication.

During the night, if I am awake, I look over at my husband’s dresser a lot.  What time is it now?

The stone head looks back at me always in perpetual shock.

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