Today was V's last day with her girls.
It was also the day I found out that my (13 year old, 140k miles) car needs $600 in brake repair, which I don't think we're willing to put in it. We've been planning to get a new one, but plans may have just rapidly accelerated.
We stayed over Essie and Anne's for an hour and a half after their parents came home, drinking wine and talking. It was really, really nice.
There have been lots of tears today. That's my first car sitting out there, parked on the street, with its highly defective brakes (and bald tires, too). V's plans haven't quite come through as quickly as we'd hoped. We've been planning a big trip (overseas!) around New Year's, and that might have to be canceled.
Life is sad right now. But:
We have our house, our two kitties, and each other. And at the moment, a delicious salad (kale, clementine, crasins, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and Annie's raspberry vinaigrette). We'll get through this.
We might need some cookie dough, though.