I’ve been up already. I even ate breakfast, checked email…and made space on the couch to take a nap. I woke up in time for lunch and finished the episode I fell asleep to.

Now it’s time to check off the first thing on the to-do list, which is take a long walk…

“Mom, there’s something I need to tell you.” Keep breathing, you can do this.

“Sure, honey. Let me get you a plate.”

“No, Mom, I’m not hungry, I just need to talk.” Can you listen for a minute?

“Well, all you’ve eaten today has been junk food, I know what you keep up in that bedroom. Just because it’s cheese-flavored doesn’t mean it counts as protein….