It may be the wine, but you know what makes me happy right now?
Emma is in the kitchen, by herself, making cupcakes (from a box mix). She's been in here to check a few things, but I don't have to get off the couch.
Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up (without an alarm), shower, stop by Panera to get my breakfast, and enjoy it in the peace of my office. Without an alarm because after being home sick since last Wednesday, the kid has no school tomorrow (teacher planning day). That's six days in a row at home, but who's counting?
While I'm gone, her 9 year old almost-cousin will come over because her mom also has to teach tomorrow. Rob will leave to teach about 1/2 hour after K comes over, and the two girls will decorate these cupcakes Emma is currently baking. Then they're supposed to work on some homework project K needs to get done. Emma is SO excited that K gets to come stay with her, like she's a grown-up, while her mom is teaching.
I will teach my class and be back home about 1 p.m.
Life is SO much easier than when she was three. Or five. Or even seven.