there's nothing like a good wallow. and if, at the end of it, you can console yourself with a call to your daddy, and go to sleep wrapped in a shawl your mother knit you, i don't think things can ever be that all bad in your universe.
so i woke up this morning feeling much more optimistic, and in fact, have spent the last half hour creating a "wish list" of all the wonderful things i intend to do with the proceeds of the house. of course there's way more on the wish list than there is money in the house, but i see this as a long-term plan.
today i hope to make some progress on some of my shorter term plans for the next few days. my mother's arriving on friday evening, and we're hosting a birthday party for her and my stepdad on saturday. this all coincides with the return of the children and our leaving for the settlement. so my sense is that i better make the most of the next five days.
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.