It gets crazy around here. Lots of noise and demands and things to do, life. Had a rare treat of a day to myself at home today. The sun was shining, it was quiet, and I was in a good mood. I got some things done in the morning, then spent a few hours at the kitchen table, listening to jazz and knitting. It was glorious.
When I picked the kids up at suppertime (picked up takeout, thank you very much) I was calm and relaxed and happy, and the kids were happy and calm. We got home and we all had a nice evening, and it was just all so nice. Mostly, evenings around here are very hyper and stressful. Everyone is tired and grumpy. But this evening, just so nice.
It was just the kind of day I have been dreaming about for a month, at least. And it was just what I needed. Sometimes we need to take a step away to be able to enjoy what we have, and we did, and we do.