Today was a pretty good day. My mom came and SO and I went out to lunch with her. Afterwards she and I spent the afternoon together and she helped me organize the chaos that is my house. Kiddo's soccer game got cancelled due to weather, which was pretty disappointing, but us girls went out to dinner and spent a little more time together before she had to go home. Dealt with a little more of the fallout from Monday, but things felt a little more manageable today. Got another small dose of hope. That helps. I've felt very tense and on guard the last several days and today I felt a little bit of that tension ease. SO and kiddo had a good chat this evening, which I think was very reassuring to her. We're going to be doing nightly phone calls for now so they can stay in touch while SO is out of our home. Hoping that tomorrow continues to trend to the positive. I think that I've been in crisis mode since Monday and my emotional capacity has been exceeded. Gone back to feeling mostly numb. I need less chaos so I can process everything. In regards to the doggy search, I've seen a few dogs that I've liked, but not going to make that decision just yet. I'd like to come at it with a slightly more clear head.