September 12, 2002
I'm organizing like a freak. I'm taking this break, but that's it. Everything's coming together; this day feels never-ending. The rooms look a lot better, but there's plenty to do tomorrow. Of course. I made my mother cry yesterday… told her we may not come back for Christmas. She was okay at first, then it hit her. I felt terrible. She actually had to get off the phone. She was better by evening, but my god… I thought it was a good idea telling her four months in advance! The power of a parental emotion, rarely seen, can be intense.