Today I stayed home from work. This allowed me to indulge myself in a way that I haven’t in months. I read and napped until 1pm. Then, while completely naked, unpacked 4 boxes of books, and arranged them on bookshelves. I’m out of bookshelf space now, and have at least 3 more boxes to go. I brushed my teeth, flossed them, put on clothes and drove to pick Caroline up from school. We went to the library, picked up William, then Lauren, and now we are at home until it’s time to leave to take Lauren first to a cheerleader pre-audition meeting, the MST Talent Show second, and William and I will go out to our regular Thursday night dinner during the Talent Show.

These are just details. It’s been a long time since I’ve written, and it’s going to take some time to get back into the groove; to remember how to do this.

William told me today that he’s considering UCLA for school. I felt frantic, nervous. I got that funny feeling in my arms that I sometimes have when I’m having a strong stress reaction. I will encourage him, of course, but I am still afraid to let him leave the nest. UT is not as far.

I am trying to begin taking better care of myself. Flossing daily, better eating, etc. I just yelled at Lauren so maybe it’s not paying off yet.