Times like these make the daily grind worth it.
It's Saturday, and I can revel in the thought that there are two more days like this in store for me. No office, no work e-mails, no fires to put out. It makes me happy.
Isabel is watching a movie on TV. Paula is on the other computer, writing a short story. She has a sleepover tonight. Gabe is out, shopping. He is looking for a desk for his office.
As for me, I am taking it slow today. I have done some laundry and a load of dishes, but I am certainly not engaged in a frenzy of domestic activity. I am in a relaxed, thoughtful mood today. The first episode of Battlestar Galactica's final season premiered last night. It was a pretty powerful episode, and every so often my thoughts drift back to some little detail I may have missed, or a particularly vivid scene is replayed in my mind.