We've had a hectic and difficult week here. Duckie's schedule after school included 3 volleyball games, 2 practices, 2 nights of dance and a student council meeting. Plus, she and a good friend still haven't patched things up from a fight 2 weeks ago. I had to drive her in to school one day because of the massive amount of stuff she had to bring in. My week hasn't been much better: last minute shopping trips for the renovation, running around for her activities and lastly, A gut wrenching trip to the vet with our 15 year old kitty who, as it turns out, will not be around much longer. The culmination of this week was that she burst into tears during her game yesterday when another player got snotty with her. She ended up skipping a birthday party last night because she is just done.