i am working on overcoming the withdrawal that never fails to set in after a weekend with my family. it's hard to get back in groove of the week when my apartment suddenly seems too quiet and there is no one to talk with over coffee in the morning. our morning walks, long meals, and general enjoyment of each other's company filled me to the brim with joy. i seriously love those folks. and on days like today, when i am missing them the most, i feel so grateful to have people to love so much.