Thanks to those of you who checked in on me and gave me real and virtual hugs. Today is better.
Today I'm also making chocolate birthday cake, so that probably helps. The cherry pie was good (well, I can't recommend buying cherry pie filling in a can, but the crust was good) and it's gone. Everyone liked it except Sophia. She stuck her finger in the filling now and then (it is red, after all, and red is definitely her favorite color), but wasn't really impressed.
Sophia started running a high fever yesterday which went through the night into today. She seems better now, so hopefully we are still making the trek to the pediatric dentist for both the girls. Tomorrow is Doug's birthday, so I made lunch reservations at A Single Pebble. I know I have said this before, but I'll say it again...they have the best Chinese food I have ever eaten anywhere. It is rather surprising to find such a place in Vermont---not that Vermont doesn't have great places to eat; there is actually a high concentration of those--but I think Chinese food is not one of the first things to come to mind when one thinks of Vermont.
Now if we could only get an awesome Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant.
A friend of ours is on his way to opening up a Spanish tapas-type place, so that is very exciting. They had two sittings one evening and were totally full and got some mostly positive honest feedback. Hopefully, we can get in on the next seating. He's a great cook and there isn't anything like this kind of food around here.