Bittersweet last Thursday Newbies gathering. Half of us are going back to work next week; in fact, two of the four working moms had to miss because they were ALREADY back. Small comfort to hear from the rest of us any sympathies, I imagined. Sucks for you? Glad it’s not me? Awkward. Discussion ensued, after working moms had to leave to meet prior commitments, among non-returners, about existential crisis of What-do-I-do-next. Hm. What a luxury!