Last Week

Last week was a very emotional exhausting week. I'm still recovering.

Late Tuesday morning, we got a call that my husband's grandmother was in the hospital. We raced to make arrangements to travel up there, and began our trip as quickly as possible. We didn't make it in time, but we stayed there through Friday for the funeral and traveled home on Saturday.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, we had a good trip. We got to see a lot of family members on both sides, which was very nice. I got to meet my new nephew, finally.

Dixee LOVED having Jimmy's parents' home all to herself! All the windows! She had such a good time exploring.

Dixee LOVED having Jimmy's parents' home all to herself! All the windows! She had such a good time exploring.

We got to see the new addition to my mother's butterfly habitat. It's expanded a lot over the last couple years and looks fantastic.

We got to see the new addition to my mother's butterfly habitat. It's expanded a lot over the last couple years and looks fantastic.

Of course, Saturday was the day where the new place I think of as "home" was invaded and attacked by white supremacists. I spent our time traveling on Saturday glued to my Twitter feed as the events unraveled. I'm still in shock. I have the "not in my backyard" syndrome. Charlottesville is so quiet, peaceful, safe and diverse.

Stopping in Allentown on our drive back.

Stopping in Allentown on our drive back.

I've been struggling with some fatigue this week and it is inhibiting my ability to catch up on things. I think my fatigue is a combination of the emotional events of last week, abundant social interaction, drastic changes in my normal diet for a period of time, etc... But I'm starting to feel better today.

On our way home, we went to the Lindt Factory outlet, and I bought candy for myself and the lab. Lots of great sales!

On our way home, we went to the Lindt Factory outlet, and I bought candy for myself and the lab. Lots of great sales!

I've got too many things going on right now, and I'm struggling to figure out how to do everything I want to do. I fear I may need to cut some stuff out, but I can never decide on what...