Karis was sad to leave but had such fun renewing her friendships with the kids. They have so much fun, and actually, for nine kids, pretty much staid out of trouble. I am also missing Jess but have a daily reminder. We snuck out to Wal-Mart and go our ears double pierced. It was originally only me getting it done, but she caved to peer pressure. They really are so cute. Unfortunately one of mine was significantly higher, so I had to take it out, but the Skin Kitchen piercer assures me it won't be a problem to fix it and lectured me for going to Wal-Mart. I actually thought the lady was pretty good - except for that ear. :-) Jess' looked great! Maybe I'll just add the tattoo that my husband is wanting me to get while I'm getting my ears fixed. :-) Ha ha. Why would I willing submit myself to needles? I'm getting enough of them with my lung. Speaking of which, I called my specialist today to tell him that I was going for a second opinion. I have been putting it off, feeling like a naughty kid because I am going elsewhere. I worried for nothing. He was so awesome. Very understanding, and even offered to personally cancel my appointments. I have to say, I couldn't have a better doctor.