Many thanks for all your words of encouragement, friends. Today my wonderful husband decided to take the kids out of the house so I could rest (and he even brought me back Starbucks!). I didn't exactly rest. Nearly everyone has fresh line dried sheets on their beds now and I vacuumed up more dog hair than it seems two dogs could shed. I did read a wee bit and walked for a couple miles with my podcast. A little quiet was good for me. I got delightful pictures of my kids on their adventure. They sent me pictures of that which they know I love. Shagbark hickory and their nature discoveries. My husband kept messaging me that they never stop talking. (I KNOW!) Thankful for this sweet family of mine.