1. I'm going into a work place everyday now for the first time since 1998. It's weird and tiring, but now I'm like most Americans with jobs, and I'm glad I have jobs.
2. My middle school kid needs me more than ever, so the time I have to myself has narrowed to small shards.
3. This afternoon, a woman asked me for money, saying she had diabetes.
4. It was a beautiful day. In fact, all of our days have been beautiful. I've been trying to enjoy what I can.
5. Next door, a van unloaded case after case of PBR. A truck pulled up, it's bed piled high with bags of ice.
6. Tonight, next door, there was a line snaking around the block for an event--the premiere of a snow boarding movie. Lots of kids bolting down the dark street on skateboards. Papparazzi, for some reason.
7. When we took a night walk, another different woman asked for money, telling me she was three months pregnant AND had diabetes. She showed me something she said was a diabetes kit, which made me even more skeptical. I don't know what to believe, but I gave her a dollar. I just don't want to be lied to. Kind of an unsatisfying, disconcerting ending to my day.