Thank you to everyone who commented and emailed me. Wow! I didn't realize you cared so much, and I really am blown away! I'm still trying to process my thoughts and responses, but you have really helped me figure things out. This blog ain't going anywhere! (There wasn't a risk of me not writing this any more, but I think the break will be long enough to get through my midterm on Monday!) I'm feeling quite renewed! Thank you so much for your kind words and support.
As an aside, I ran outside without my shoes to clean out the car in anticipation of a car full of kids after games night tonight, and I almost froze to death! We've gone from a balmy 14C to 3C overnight. The cars are covered in a really thick frost and the ground is freezing! At 5:45 am, the sky is clear and hundreds of stars are twinkling above my house. It is silent outside, the birds still hunkered down for the night. I think I might wear pants today!
Lest you think I'm running around Chilliwack in my underpants - Wow! There is an image only my husband could love! - I generally wear shorts or Capri pants. I'm thinking of wearing long pants. Nah! It's not THAT cold yet!
I think this calls for a Game of Thrones reference! (Have I mentioned I'm obsessed with a Song of Ice and Fire? I just started book 5!)