She opened them quickly when she realised she had been asleep and glanced at the silent clock with its stubborn time, then at the display on the DVD. It was time to pick up the girls. Outside was wet and a heavy drizzle pulsed rivulets down the window. She steeled herself and, finally, left the house. She didn't put on a coat.
It felt chilly after the recent hot days, and the rain on her skin felt cool and almost refreshing.
At the supermarket she picked up two bottles of gin - it was buy one, get the second half-price.