August 8, Deale, MD: What an unfortunate name for a yearbook. Mom hosted some of her high school friends today. My god, they are loud. I was supposed to meet my sister and her family at a concert tonight, but was so tired after last night's flight debacle and not getting to sleep until 5am. I feel a bit guilty for not going...and I can't say that I know the impact of not going. I also wonder how annoyed I would be by the noise tonight in other circumstances. Sometimes it's easy for me to tell how hard I am on my mother. Sometimes it isn't. There is a lot more I can say about all this. But I just don't feel like it.