i'm looking for a fresh start in the upcoming week. the jessie will be home for the summer (yay!), and the change will lend a new flavor to things. the past week or so has continued to be rough. the whole family was down for the funeral, and we all mourned granny again -- this time together. and a bit irreverently at times. well, maybe more than a bit. and in the midst of it all, i received that dreaded letter saying i didn't get the job in greensboro that i'd really been hoping for. that's really put a damper on this past week, as i start the job search all over again. i'm more disappointed than i thought i would be. it seems the longer i waited to hear, the more excited i was about the prospect. alas. but things are somewhat stable here, and i'll just have to continue on in this vein for now.