Thanks everyone, I'm feeling much more confident about the time away. My brother seems to have all my free time already planned. Sometimes he amazes me by knowing exactly what I'll need.
My mom and I doing Christmas shopping together, which we haven't done in years.
I still have the underlying fear that something will happen while I'm away, or while Karma is driving in by himself and I won't be here to help.
GS:I'm a worrier. It's what I do. If I expect the worst, then I can't be disapointed or surprised in a bad way.
But overall I think I am looking forward to some alone time. I tend to forget that I need it.
And you're right SJ, we've already made plans for the first day we are back together