Thanks to everyone for the kind responses on the elpis post. I still have not proofread it but I appreciate that it struck a chord with so many. Jeremy read the responses from Facebook to me.
It’s early-ish Monday morning and I’m seated at our kitchen table, looking out at a very dismally rainy, grey November morning. The kids should be up by now, but we had a late night last night and they’re all sleeping in. It is so much easier to sleep in on a dismally rainy, grey November morning. I would have done it myself, except I knew it would just make the day harder. Sleeping in always makes my day more difficult. Surely I’m not the only one?
My cup of coffee has gone cold next to me because I keep forgetting to drink it; I am preoccupied with using these few moments of morning solitude to accomplish the tasks that become more complicated once the boys are awake. Of course, remembering to drink my coffee once the boys are awake is actually one of those tasks that is, for whatever reason, excessively difficult. I should have preoccupied myself with that, too, but no matter. That’s what microwaves are for.
My to-do list this morning is measly and short, but it’s Monday: I have a doctor’s appointment and family in town, and it’s dismally grey and rainy outdoors, and I am looking forward to an easy morning inside with candles burning and maybe some Kipling reading with Ephraim. And warm coffee. If I can remember it.