It is December 24th and we are well into a Canadian winter. I wake up on my one day off this week I do not want to get out of bed, I am only barely warm under 3 layers of blankets that I have even pulled over my head. 1Husband has turned off the heat 2 days ago and there has been no fire, either. Two inches away from my body the bed feels like ice.
I reach an arm out into the chilly bedroom air grab my phone from the nightstand, retreat back under the covers to have a virtual chat with 1lover. This warms me, 1lover always warms me. I can face the day, well, for a while anyways. But, it will be a good night tonight, I will be by myself. 1husband leaves today. He has to return to work and he lives away from home when he does. I can build as big a fire as I want, I can be as warm as I want.
It is good to be alone on Christmas Eve.