(Strip Number 1393, Original Publication Date, 10 January 1989)
Panel 1: Now that they're in Connie's driveway after their trip to MegaFoods, Connie tells Elly that she wishes she could see her more often but doesn't have the time.
Panel 2: Elly reminds her of the strip's first years when the kids were little; back then, they'd get together to talk over coffee.
Panel 3: Connie reminds Elly that they alternated between her old place and the Pattermanse to sit back and pretend to pay attention to the kids.
Panel 4: Elly gets all mournful when she says that they both wished the kids would grow up faster so she and Connie could have had more time.
Summary: We get to see why Elly doesn't have time next week when a doctor tells her that when she sits down and tries to relax, she feels guilty and lazy and guilty and worthless and guilty and ashamed. Simply put, Elly can't watch a sunset without feeling like a selfish and bone-idle garbage person. Blaming an innate feeling of hyper-responsibility on an external agent is rather foolish.