I feel so much better. It's amazing what getting things off your chest can do. After writing the previous post, I cleaned off my kitchen table, lit a beautifully scented candle, and made some plans for next week. Later I met my husband for dinner (at Quizno's, yes, but still technically dinner out) and bought some gorgeous flour sack dish towels for my mom and mother-in-law. My mom said I needed to try them, so I'm snaking one set of hers and will use it tonight. I'll head over and get her a replacement set on Monday, and maybe will pick up one or two more sets as emergency gifts. Who doesn't love pretty dish towels? Baby's nose is finally drying up, so I think our isolation is over.