My husband went on a hunting trip last Wednesday. I've been on my own for a few days. It has been easier than when the kids were very young, but I've been driving and driving and driving. They have activities such as tutoring, piano, guitar, and sports. Today was a very busy, but fun day. Still, I don't know how single parents keep their sanity. I'm exhausted. And lonely. So, one of the carriers at the airport is hiring. I applied and am waiting to hear back. I don't know if I'm ready for the early mornings but I need to be around people and feel like I'm doing something worthwhile. I still volunteer but that's about it for getting out and about. It sucks to be an extrovert sometimes. I'm missing being around family too. I enjoyed Christmas break so much. It was fun to hang out with my sister and her husband. It was great seeing my parents. I saw my brother's granddaughters. Sigh. I'm working on my attitude on living in the cold north. As my mom once told me, "Bloom where you're planted."