Back home after four days in Rockford with the family. I’m sick, exhausted, and a bit out of sorts – but a long night’s sleep in my own bed will cure two of the three ills. I can’t decide if this sick is just The End Of Semester Sick Revisited – or if it’s my lungs starting to clear out all the junk I’ve put in them over the last few years. My last cigarette was December 14, and the last one before that was December 3, and I’m hoping to keep it that way.
Christmas was nice – good to be home, got to see people I haven’t seen in ages, spent lots of time with the family, saw Narnia, etc etc etc. I maxed out on family togetherness Sunday night so spent most of today just driving around listening to music and seeing familiar places – or places once familiar. I spent the whole weekend longing for the family I’ve made for myself in Champaign – it felt strange to be home but not home. I guess that’s part of growing up, right?