I spent this week, other than the day we finished up the last of the YM's work, clearing out my office at the college. I don't know how many bags of paper I threw out -- 8 years' worth. And a friend helped rearrange some of the furniture. Although one desk still needs the drawers cleared and straightened, I will walk back into a clean, neat, almost completely prepared space when I come back at the end of June, a wonder to contemplate.
Tomorrow, I fly to visit my parents, to stay for a month or so; whenever J. gets leave after 9 June and comes to visit, I will return with him and his family. I look forward to this visit so much! My mother needs my moral support and help, along with my brother, in making decisions concerning my daddy, whose health continues to decline. And I need time with both of them, more than the few days we usually are able to spend on our Christmas break. I expect it to be both wonderful and very hard; all prayers are welcome.
I shall miss K and the YM, of course, and I hope they shall manage to stay out of trouble in my absence. :) I do not know if I will have internet access or not while I'm gone -- if so, I'll make an occasional update; if not, I'll be back sometime in June.
Blessings to all.