As I head off to bed tonight, I feel refreshed. It was a good day. No, a great day.
I ate three meals.
I put in over 7 hours of work today, completing two big projects and even fitting in a rush payroll job.
I got my laundry and dishes caught up.
I did errands, spray painting, made dinner.
I sang out loud. All. Day. Long.
I convinced the kids to take out garbage and recycling, fold laundry, unload the dishwasher and wash walls.
One played with a friend after chores, three went to hap Ki do this evening. One did overdue homework after a band rehearsal, chores and dinner. For realz! With minimal frustration or fight.
I worked on cleaning the couch today (it will take a few times to get it looking good again), washed the bathroom and wiped down all kitchen surfaces.
And for the first time in longer than I can remember, I did not need to nap this afternoon.
It feels great to have a clean house, kids in bed by 8:30, and to still be awake at 11:11pm and not feel so exhausted that I'm nauseous. The tooth fairy must make a quick drop now while she can.
Today was great, and I hope to live more days like this. And soon.