I think that today is the very first day in over a week that has felt almost "normal". We did school all day. I folded 5 loads of clean clothes, and I helped Clay clean out all of his drawers and closet. We took out all of the clothes that he has outgrown. For now, they are in a basket in a corner of Sam's room. It will be a few years before those clothes will fit Sam! After I go through Sam's clothes, I can make room to store the clothes that he is waiting to grow into. I also have to go through the other four children's closets and drawers. It's that time of year! Time to purge and restock. I was happy to find that Clay did not need anything new!
I slept last night without waking multiple times. I did not dream of the bombers or the victims or the race. I just slept. Thankfully. So far today I have not checked the latest headlines on Fox News or CNN on my phone or iPad.
I plan to make a menu tomorrow for the next week and buy groceries on Friday. I need to get back into my normal routine, and focus on what I am doing. I also need to start running again. I ran a couple of miles last Saturday morning with Leah, and I ran three miles with Sam, Lynn, and Avery at the Runners Unite For Boston event held Monday night. But I need to get out and run hard and clear my head. I need to run with Lynn or Leanna or Heather, but I also need to get outside and run by myself. I plan to run either alone or with a friend tomorrow morning. Bright and early.
Just trying to get back to normal. But never forgetting. And always praying.