Daniel came home from college late Wednesday night! Steve and I, as a kind of late birthday present to him, went out to Powell's books and then to a 9:30 reservation at Ava Gene's restaurant. We had a very nice, leisurely meal and then picked him up at PDX. The next evening he joined his little brother to go out to Cedar Tree's Winter Social. Steve took a nice picture of them with me before they left.
Steve had Friday off and we did a Costco trip in the morning. I am doing my best to have a relaxing break; my grading is up to date, I have been playing Civ 4 and sewing a little bit. The house is still a mess, and that's not likely to change.
I just heard that the girl who was shot in the Arapahoe High School shooting has died. This has been such a heartbreaking news story to follow this past week. I knew two kids in that building, when they were babies and we lived in Denver 15 years ago, and am still Facebook friends with their mothers. Littleton Adventist Hospital was where both of my boys were born. I am so sad for the community there, and those who have such a heavy burden to bear at what should be a joyous time of year. I have no words, only prayers.