I open the door to heaven.
The house is clean and calm and moreover it smells fresh. It is pleasantly cool, especially in comparison to the heat doing its slinky dance on the porch. In fact, the hum of the air conditioning is the only sound that greats me.
It is not yet two o'clock in the afternoon. I am giddy with potential.
You see, my husband has taken today off from work, and is out taking photos on Rainier. And my son is still at daycare. And my boss let me off early as a reward. And- this may be the most important part- the cleaning ladies came this morning, but no one has been in the house since. Well, no one except the animals, and for once in their lives they seems to have decided they don't actually need to besmirch anything at the moment.
What will I do with all this peace? Cook? Pack for tomorrow's trip? Finish the movie we started last night? Simply sprawl out on a clean floor in blissed-out ecstasy? Honestly that last one sounds the best... but then again, writing without interruptions of any kind also sounds pretty damn good.
And so here we are.