it suddenly got quiet 'round here

bye family!

I've been keeping mum about this because I didn't want to jinx it, but Mark and the girls just drove off for a couple days at Grandma's in Northern California.  I was surprisingly emotional as I watched them drive away, not feeling the freedom and joy I thought would flood over me.  Instead, I'm kinda sad and worried and just hoping everything will be OK. 

This time though, instead of Mark getting sick, it's me.  I have a sore throat, runny nose, cough; you know, all the good stuff.  Maybe after a nap, followed by a nap I'll feel better.  For now, I just want to ignore the wreckage that is my home (seriously, how do two such little people create such a big mess?) and curl up on the couch with a movie and a stack of handkerchiefs.  I can always do the laundry later, right?