1. The Deke went to Portland and I welcomed a restful day to myself.
2. For the first time in over two weeks, I graded papers and will continue tomorrow. Beginning to get caught up relieves pressure and it feels good to have the energy to do my work.
3. I liked the different responses friends and family made to my Grandma Dream. I was especially happy that Susan D. read it and that it was a bit of light in her remembering of Michael Q.