1973-Frans-Mettes Things are looking up a bit, and not perhaps because I’ve fallen into a hole, but that could be it.

#2 son and I went to breakfast with my stepfather for his birthday this morning. #2 son is getting ready to go to Colorado for grad school, and he has no idea what his life will be like.

No idea.

We packed up some basic kitchen gear and linens for him. We’re going to make some soap for him tonight. He packed his clothes and his computer. We have a bike for him. He has an apartment, classes, and utilities.

He could meet new ideas, new people, and new challenges. I hope he has a wonderful time.

I’m going to have a wonderful time on vacation next week, too. I am determined to do so.