Somehow, the sky did not fall.
The day started off pretty grim but got steadily better:
6 a.m. Wake up to Gabby's beautiful one-toothed grin. Pick her up and cry a little.
6-8 Rush around getting everything ready for my first day back. Feel like a complete scatterbrain.
8 a.m. Walk to work in the gross cold fog.
9 -10 Get my office back in shape. Try to figure out why my phone isn't working.
11 a.m. Wish my phone still wasn't working.
12 p.m. Atomic and Gabby come for a visit! Yay! Show off the wee one to all my friends.
2 p.m. Pump.
2:15 Talk to boss. Decide to work part-time (4 days/week) for six months.
2:17 Panic over finances.
2:30 Start wading through work. Remember that I am actually good at this.
4 p.m. Pump.
5 p.m. Atomic and Gabby come back to my office and we troop over to City Hall together to watch people get married. See couple after couple emerge from City Hall with enormous grins, greeted with cheers, a marching band, and random people serving cake. Tell Gabby what an historic day it is. Cry a little, in a whole different way.