While I both wanted and needed to be with my family through the events of this past week, I’m also very happy to be back home now. I love my family, but even under less stressful and tragic circumstances being with all of them can be overwhelming after a few days. And I’ll be spending a lot of time there over the next few months, so I’m trying not to begrudge myself enjoying being back here in my quiet, peaceful little condo.
And it was so, so wonderful to meet Jeff last night for dinner and to come back to my place together afterwards (where we watched Down with Love, a very cute film he’d been talking about for months). I hadn’t seen Jeff since I left for Richmond and Covington very early last Thursday morning, and I’d missed him quite a lot in the intervening week.