So the co-worker came back from Rome (best birthday gift ever!) which means that I am back to having a normal (well, for around here anyway) workload. Less stress = less crying.
Unfortunately, my body still hasn't figured out that in order to function as a normal (or what passes for normal in my life) human being I need to go to sleep. And then I need to stay asleep. The sleeping pills my doctor gave me a month ago help with either one or the other. I drift off with no problem, but then I wake up at midnight, 2:30 and 4:30 before having to get up at 5:15. Or, I'm still awake at 12:30 when Fred gets home from work.
So I went to see my lovely doctor today (her name's Angela, who wouldn't love her? *wink*) and she's given me something else to try.
Wish me sweet (and unbroken) dreams tonight.