Christmas was the best we’d had in years. Jonesboro & Memphis, beard-hats, gatherings of the entire family and the family friends I grew up with, trivia night and cooking Italian with my little sis…it was the first time that I really felt like part of the family when I was with my in-laws (not by their fault, I am hard to get to know). And all the things in my family that had been worrying me seemed gone (and for once the seeming was enough).
I don’t have work til Monday, so tomorrow will be for getting caught up on the to-do list that grew in our absence. Grocery shopping and such. Redecorating, thanks to my mom’s clever and much appreciated gift of slipcovers, tablecloths, and various apartment beautifying things ( is it true that the new look will help this year go faster?). A last edit on my manuscript then mailing it to Louise for her critique– it has taken me all year to work up the nerve to send it to her, and i am glad it took that long, since it is a much better book Now.
Tonight I am tired but restless..feeling a little overwhelmed by it all and a little overcome too. But I think things will look better in the morning.