I feel the need to post a short update after last night's woe-is-me post. (I apologize for that, by the way. I just couldn't help it).
Tonight, though, I'm happy to report that I'm feeling much better.
Work was productive today and largely uninterrupted. And the best part: I got to eat lunch with my best friend, who was visiting from Connecticut. That was great, but I would have taken more time to just be like that again.
Tonight, after supper, Rye and I played outside until the light faded, forcing us in. We ran races around the backyard, fought bad guys with a fly swatter (me) and a wooden sword (him) and built castles in the sand. The lingering warmth this fall made that doable. And I'm already sad that within a few weeks, the early dark and the cold will probably make evenings outside undoable.
Still, like lunch with Alexa, I'll take what I can get.