I'd have spent two or three evenings a week putting the kids to bed by myself and cleaning things up while Himself was at his meetings.
These days, these weeks, it's much quieter when he leaves after supper.
If I've done the housework for the day during the day, the evenings can be long.
How do I pass the time? What amusement is there to be had in a house by a church in a field?
... knitting, computer Scrabble, mystery novels, Turner Classic Movies, Radio Classics on the Satellite Radio, tea...
Good thing I'm such good company.
Good thing the bookshelves are full of such good friends.