Thank you again for all of the birthday wishes! It was a great day!
And, thank you also for the reassurance that I should not feel guilty about my feelings about R on my birthday. It helps to know that I'm pretty normal, in that respect at least.
It also helps me along the grieving process to realize that it's OK to be relieved about some things being gone from my life now. It has been nice to be drama-free for a little while, that's for sure.
All of the house cleaning is done, and now DD is in a better mood and in her room playing one of her beloved instruments. Boy is she a regular little grumble bear when she has to do something that she doesn't want to be doing. I guess it goes along with being a teenager, and she's a pretty good teenager in most respects so I shouldn't complain too loudly.
I do still have my dreaded office area that is a complete disaster and there is no way to hide it because it's all out in plain sight. No doors to close it all away any more. And, the whole kitchen counter is covered with my craft stuff because I'm in the middle of doing some sewing and painting my frog and turtles. I hope to finish those up today or tomorrow morning so that I can clean the counter off. Oh, and then, there are those few remaining boxes that I haven't emptied yet. Darn - I thought I was done.
On the upside, I did repot the impatient flowers that my parents gave me for my birthday. They're looking all pretty out by the door.
Off to do some crafting...