In the midst of a stressful day yesterday, three distinct moments of laughter brought me a brief respite:
*watching Kathryn's daughter, Amelia, swing for the first time and absolutely radiate joy and then laugh continuously for ten minutes
*a new and silly noise I made that caused Maggie to laugh hysterically in that high-pitched and grin-spreading way that only babies can do
*leaving a long and rambling message on Shelley's voicemail, then explaining it all to her for another 5 when she called back, in which time she laughed so frequently I almost wondered what moments of comedic genius had come over me (of which, of course, there were none)
The movers come tomorrow to pack up the house. They load on Saturday. We fly to Dallas at 5pm, CST. Wow.