I fed the kids (mine and the neighbor girl) and was in bed by 10. The week had been long and full. I also hadn’t heard from Rex.
After our misbegotten pot roast date things slowed to a whimper. We texted Sunday when he got back into town and a little bit each morning throughout the week, but by Friday that disappeared and I almost hadn’t noticed.
Today, Saturday, I woke up naturally to a soft blue light and a purring cat. Sometime in the late afternoon a blister popped. It was some hours after that I relalized I’d heard nothing from Rex since Thursday morning.
Such a shame I had to get burned at all, but so be it.