Mom is home,safe,sound,relaxed. It's good to have her back.
How did I handle four days of "empty nest"?
I slept well and relaxed and allowed myself some freedom in my normal writing routines. (I think that was as much to avoid the next project as to take a break.)
All without my normal writing buddies, who were on trips or otherwise unavailable. No umbilical phone cords.
I thought about Jolene on the drive home tonight and tried to remember if I had thought of her throughout the day. Not a great deal. Which partly makes me feel guilty, and part of me is thankful that it no longer overwhelms me 24/7. At least not every day.