If you've been reading "The Tony Man" lately, you know it's been rough having Olivia living on campus. It's not like she's at UCLA or some where far away. But not having her around every day had/has me feeling a certain kind of way. Judging from your comments, I'm not alone. A lot of offers to keep an eye on her from people that work on campus. I appreciate that. She spent the Labor Day weekend home with us. I slept like a baby. We took her back last night and I was up until 3 this morning. Today, I'm not sad. I'm ok. But Olivia did say she wasn't coming home this weekend. Uh-oh. Nah, I'll be OK. I'll stay busy. She's missed. But she needs her space and her time now. She even got a job on campus. When my oldest, AJ, was little and I would visit her in Texas, leaving her was extremely hard. Having her grow up so far from me is something I'm still conflicted about and she's 29. I just love my children. No, I don't call them my seed. That's trying too hard to be cool. I got better things to do. Olivia and I talked. Olivia and I watched You Tube videos. Olivia and I talked some more. We went out and my mean mug was at def-con 4. I'll always be protective of the girls. Maria, who just turned 14, is really gonna have it rough. Olivia seems to be adjusting. When I picked her up Friday, some guy said, "Where you going?" I started walking toward him to ask him what the heck is it to you? But then I remembered SHE has to live here. But those dudes I saw milling around in the lobby of her building? I could take them all. THIS I KNOW. I'm just sayin'. Yeah I'm getting better.