Connie is present but she's not the focus; what we get is a crappy lead-in to the Elly-goes-to-night-school story arc. This should be good for a couple of laughs.
Panel 1: We start the week with Elly, Connie and the kids walking down Main Street going window-shopping; Elly tells Connie that she sure enjoyed working at the clinic; Connie says "Yeah?" so she can find out why.
Panel 2: The reason why is that Elly liked getting out every day, working with the public and using her brains.
Panel 3: Her silhouette goes on to reminds us that she also liked wearing nice clothes, putting her hair up in a bun and looking professional for a change.
Panel 4: Connie asks her how she feels now that it's over and she's stuck with the kids again; Elly likens herself to Cinderella after the ball by saying that her coach has turned into a pumpkin.
Summary: I know that raising children is not at all easy but Elly seems to regard the tough-but-necessary task in front of her as a burden too difficult to bear as well as a tragedy too bleak to know. This is, of course, because of her inane self-absorption which requires her to feel that nobody anywhere in human history has ever suffered as much as she has and never will.