first day of the holiday week

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Alex spent the weekend at a youth retreat at the edge of the Texas Piney Woods — this afternoon, Marcus and I drove out there to pick her up. When we finally met up with Alex, she was riding high from the weekend. That kid loves nothing more than being out in the middle of the woods with her friends.

(Which, incidentally, is the opposite of me. I believe that nature is trying to kill me.)

And now we begin with a week of no alarm clocks. I’m unreasonably excited about this.