So for the last few weeks I have been almost completely alone with the kids with minimal adult contact. I see Ryan before work, but most days I don't really talk to anyone on the phone or see anyone except other people in a store.
Normally this would bother me, but I have found it to be calming. The house is quieter, I have more time for the kids and chores, and a clearer head. I may have to keep this up.