Today I have a few moments to myself; my parents journey up to Lacey for a medical test, my husband leaves for work, and my children are still sleeping. Shower, dress. Cup of coffee. Pack the gym bag. Boil some eggs for breakfast. Soak some beans for dinner. Get the kids’ clothes together. Take laundry upstairs (we are currently hustling our laundry up to our room as fast as possible in vain efforts to obfuscate just how much laundry we do). Hang drip-dry clothes. Make beds. By nine AM I’m wishing I was having a vacation instead.