Once upon a time, I was talking with my mom while my dad was out of town on business. It was obvious that she missed him a lot, so I asked if he'd ever thought about travelling less. At the time, he was spending almost a quarter of his time out of town. She said no, that he really loved the travelling, and besides, that it was good for the two of them to find time to miss each other.
That's just my way of saying that while I've enjoyed having a bit of solitude this week, I've had this goofy grin just below the surface all day, because tonight I get my Christie back.