Well, I made it through the whole week at work, not without some bad moments, but I made it in everyday last week. I'm going to try to do seven hours a day next week. We'll see how that goes. I really need the money and with fall just around the corner it seems like a good time to start working my way back to full time. Today has just been ok. I had a bad morning but made it to the supermarket to get food for the kids tomorrrow night. We'll be cooking out so I got hamburgers, hotdogs and some ribs which I put on to marinate overnight. My friend came up yesterday morning and we spent the day drinking wine and then did a little shopping then came home and drank some more wine. She's been a blessing to me since Gene's death--always there when I need her. I didn't buy much. Just a new food bowl for the cat and a pair of sunglasses, but it was nice to get out of the house. Gene is still constantly on my mind and in my heart. I have moments when the pain is still so overwhelming. Although it's not as raw as it was in the beginning, it's deeper in my soul. But I'm doing ok for the most part--moment by moment, day by day.