Sorry for the complete blackout today. I meant to come up to my office, read the paper and other stuff and blog. What happened instead was that the kids went to play with neighbors, so I sat down for a minute with a book. The dog jumped on my lap and, as always happens when that warm little body intersects with mine, I fell asleep. I feel very refreshed, but now have to do yardwork with my husband. To be honest, all the yard work would be much more rewarding if the kids would actually play back there, but there still is virtue in making it an attractive space (which it is).