I was teasing Col earlier (gently, I hope) about the title of his journal entry today - "Lonely, Sick, Tired, and Desperate" - but I tell you, that's about how I feel right now. Well, minus the sick part - but the rest of it applies at the moment. My mom is having surgery in the morning and I didn't get to talk to her today, and my mind is insisting on dwelling on all the things that could go wrong tomorrow. I don't even know where she is - she had doctor's appointments all day today, including one that didn't even start until 6:00 or 7:00 tonight, and so she and Art were talking about spending the night up there, but I don't know if they really did. And I certainly can't call at this time of the night to find out. And - I guess this is the Lonely part - there's nobody to talk to this time of night, either. I think somebody to commiserate with would help. Last week there were people in chat until all hours of the night, but this week everybody's back at work and so chat is empty. (So you guys get to hear me whine instead. So to speak.) I guess if I were truly desperate I could go find a chat somewhere with people in it, but I haven't come to that point so far. I'm just going to go to bed and hope that I can sleep. If not, I might be looking for that chatroom yet!