I've been feeling overwhelmed, because the house is sliding deeper and deeper into the dark side of super gross. Dawson really needs a walk. I ought to be reading with Porter every day. I should be volunteering in his classroom, but I basically never do. We ate pizza again. I haven't even looked at the garden in a month. And I really see no hope of any of these things getting done or better for awhile. But. I know that even with my slightly obsessive tendencies, I just have to let it all go. No one cares except me (well, and maybe Dawson).
Then, last weekend, we got a surprise visit from Bryce. It was very short, but we were all very happy to be reunited, however briefly. And while he was here, I got even less done than before. And none of it mattered. And I was happy.
This is from our soaking wet camping trip back in September. Also hard. But also happy.