She went and got her hair did this morning, then bought home a pizza pie so she could enjoy her last taste of a New York slice before heading back to the tundra tomorrow. It's been minus degrees where she goes to school, with thigh deep snow. After lunch, she put her clothes together to do her laundry, and since she's leaving tomorrow, she didn't have to ask me twice if I would keep her company in the laundry room. Of course her phone traveled with her, as all her friends are in feverish contact with one another in anticipation of tomorrow's reunion back at school. That's her in our elevator, fielding a text (and me snapping a picture. My phone came along for the ride, too). Now she's about to bake snickerdoodle cookies as part of someone's promised Xmas gift, and tomorrow morning at six we will drive her to her friend's house in New Jersey so she can travel back to school with her and others in that friend's car. She seems very happy and excited to be going back to school. I think this is good thing. Definitely amore. All around.