Returning rented hospital equipment, items borrowed for the Memorial service and empty pans that formerly held food for the family.
Attending the district's health insurance fair to cancel D's policy. Hearing my reason for cancellation, the kind employee only had me sign my name, write down my social security number and promised to fill out the other 1,000 questions for me on the form. (Hey district lady: I appreciate it more than you can know!)
Picking up paperwork that makes this journey Real and now Official with the State of Texas.
It wasn't all bad.
I got to have lunch at Whole Foods. I picked up a few things for my classroom, which Young Son, Married Daughter and Loyal Sister are going to help me set up tomorrow. I have 123 friends on Facebook after my daughter apparently asked everyone in the Northern Hemisphere to add me as a friend.
The plan right now is to spend as much time as possible with son and daughter before they go back to their Real Lives at the end of the week. Next week I'm going to try to see some friends around town. And then I'll view the Atlantic from a beach in Maine. I get peaceful just thinking about that.
The hardest thing right now? Getting used to no boundaries. It doesn't matter how long I take at the store or when I get home. I don't have to plan meals or shuttle to doctor's visits. Maybe, much later, those things will become the easiest. Maybe all this freedom will feel good. For now? The world seems a little bit too big.
Trusting God for the Plan B.