Yesterday kicked off a chaotic week and a half of work travel, which includes five trips to five states in ten days. Craziness. Last night was my first night without you. For almost six months now you’ve slept within a few feet of us, at the foot of the bed. I love having you so close and last night was a sad one without you. I’m trying my best to minimize my time away, and even with all of these trips I’m only going to be gone three nights in all. But waking up without my sweet pea nearby is an awful way to start a day.