Thank you Kat and Mimi for the kind words and hugs! Instead of retreating into the fort with cookies I made supper. Banging around the kitchen always makes me feel better and it's so productive!
I did eat my cookies later when my Sidekick was asleep. S'mores cookie, milk, and Ballet Shoes makes for a very pleasant late night!
I couldn't sleep anyway until DH returned safe and sound from his trip. He finally arrived at the stroke of midnight! Whew! I dislike being in this house alone late at night-- or all night! I still don't know all the house's sounds and settles, and I have way too vivid an imagination! Wednesday night I had a dream that we were being encircled by wolves and I was trapped on my bed and couldn't get to DS! Needless to say, after that I slept next to him. Now I understand why my mom often let us sleep in her room when my dad traveled!