6:00 PM (Randall posting): It has been a rather productive day at home with Sophie and me all alone. Sophie has seemed slightly more irritable and tired today, but mostly she has seemed a little unsettled. I can't tell whether that's the drugs or the state of our family right now. For the most part, she has allowed me to make some headway on a variety of projects that have been for too long on the backburner (including my well-overdue paper from last semester, which is due by September 1).
I spoke with Susan earlier and she arrived safely in Seattle. Unfortunately she twisted her ankle and fell in the airport. I guess she fell pretty hard because she said that she had gotten pretty banged up--not too bad, I imagine, because she was going to continue with her meetings this afternoon. This will be a very, very busy work trip for her, so I hope she will be okay.
Elisabeth is having a blast at my mom's house. They've been swimming and shopping and to the movies and out to eat. I'm thankful that Elisabeth is getting some well-deserved undivided attention with Mom. Of course, she's going to be a total attitude case when she gets back!
Tonight is family night. I'm sure Sophie will enjoy herself. Her outgoing personality really shines at events like these. As an introvert, I always feel a little overwhelmed and uncomfortable in a crowd, but Sophie has no such qualms. She was like this before the leukemia, and I'm sure all the attention she gets now (and all the internal strength and will-to-live she's developing) will only further accentuate these positive traits. Look out world! Here comes Sophie!