Kind words from friends and our minister at church yesterday.
Some food from Mama's coworkers, a card from a friend in Vermont.
A walk in the woods . . . with ducks. And Mama.
Seeing an accipiter overhead this morning (not sure if it was a Cooper's Hawk or a Peregrine, which I know aren't that close, but it was high and directly overhead so hard to spot with my binoculars.)
A big drop in temperature and some flurries at the bus stop.
And Sis went to school--her fever has been gone since Thursday and she feels better.
Doing some of the chores on my list--laundry, the beginning of Thanksgiving shopping, some emails, straightening the house.
I don't feel as cynical and sarcastic as I did yesterday, not quite as grumpy, or as close to despair (I've been sad but I wouldn't say despairing--definitely pessimistic.) I was exhausted this weekend, with long naps, but today I wasn't as wiped.
I even picked up sweet Mojito's ashes, in a black urn with silver paw prints. It came with an impression of his little paw. The whole box weighed more than he did! I cried some, but that's okay.
Just 1 1/2 school days 'til Thanksgiving.