Bruce went to Charlottesville for an interview (keep your fingers crossed!) and I was feeling puny because I felt like a single parent – just me and Lois, no breaks. So I called in sick and went out to shop – sat in Barnes and Nob-lays, ate a Reese’s Cup cookie and a coffee with lots of half and half and honey. Made my Christmas lists, read my travel writing book, and bought some cute patent leather flats. I grabbed some time for myself and never let go. It felt good.