Happy to say that life is settling down a bit. I have finished with all my students who had term papers that called for burning the midnight oil, and Ray and I are almost finished with an estate that has required a lot of sorting, assessing, packing and moving. Hooray. Life might just get back into a nice easy routine. Ah, a relief, to be sure.
I am looking forward to seeing my grandbabies later in the week. I saw them a week ago Saturday, but that’s too long for this grandma. I need a weekly dose of love from those two little critters or else I start to get this yearning that is hard to dispell. I am very lucky to live so near all my children. I get that same yearning for my girls if I go too long without seeing them and now their husbands/boyfriends. I have many friends who do not have the luxury of such close proximity with their kids and that can be tough. Sarah and Rachael both lived in Texas a few years back (Sarah for 3 years and Rachael for 1) and we figured out how to stay in touch via texts and phone and several trips, but it was not nearly as convenient as an easy car ride across town. So, I do not take this treat for granted, I promise you.
I have been physically very tired over the past few days. I don’t bounce back quite as fast these days from a night with only 4 hours of sleep, which is what happened for one of those term papers. (We worked until 2 am and then resumed at 6 am.) But today was restful. I served as subdeacon for the 10:30 mass at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood and then returned later in the afternoon for a viola concert at the church that was lovely. There was a reception afterward that was filled with good food and conversation so now I feel more rested than I did. The music was very beautiful. That is always quite restorative.
Okay, off to bed I go. We have an early morning and a full day ahead. Off to Ojai in the afternoon. I always look forward to that!
Sleep well, my friends. I’ll check back in tomorrow from Ojai.