I just want to check in. I left to go to my mom's about quarter after ten. With adjustment to time difference, I got to her house (She lives in Tennessee.) six. She got me a hotel to stay the night, but even though I laid down at 8.45, I stayed awake trying to sleep until 2. I woke up at 6.45, worried because I hadn't heard from DF since before he started his shift (he and the kids stayed home). I called home, and it turned out my phone was acting up, he had been texting me, just I didn't get them. So I went to get breakfast (chicken, egg, and cheese *whole wheat/grain bagel!!!*) and then went to help my mom pack. Four hours later, everything was packed, the car was loaded, and we left.
We got here (to the hotel in Missouri, where she's moving), about an hour ago, and I am *so* tired of driving. My back hurts, my hips hurt, I miss DD, DS, and DF. I know I need to do this, to help my mom move, but... when I get back home, I'm not driving again for... maybe forever. I'm still a bit overwhelmed about the fact that after I make sure my mom is settled in, I have about another ten hours before I get to see my immediate family again, let alone be in my own home.
But, on the bright side, finally, after 26 years in a very abusive relationship, my mom finally decided to leave! And staying in a hotel means I get to sleep in a real bed, instead of the floor or a couch. So, a few good things.