It has been a long week, but I think things are starting to look up. Cheryl was out of work through Tuesday. For all of you out there not reading this, Cheryl says she is fine, but quite bored. Rest and relaxation is not Cheryl’s thing. As for myself? I can say the initial shock and disappointment has started to fade. On Monday I removed that plant that Cheryl sent announcing our second child from my office. I just couldn’t stand to look at it all day, a constant reminder of our loss. I’m also starting to feel a little funny about sharing the news with others. I can’t escape the feeling that I’m being selfish, presuming that it is o.k. to relieve my grief by sharing it with others, even when it causes that same grief in others. However, my hesitancy to share the news has had unwanted and unintended consequences. Friends I’ve not shared the news with find out from someone else, and I sense a little disappointment that I didn’t share it with them personally. So you see, I’m in quite the pickle.