It's amazing how the little things can make all the difference.

This morning I had a meeting in New Jersey. Rather than commute into the city, just to turn around and get into a car service, I decided to drive in from home. Since my meeting wasn't until 11, it gave me a little more time for the morning routine.

Victor woke up bright and early at 4:30am, but after his bottle decided to settle in for another 9 hour or so of sleep. He played quietly in the bed with us for another 30 minutes before my husband took him downstairs for a bottle and breakfast.

Then...a miracle happened. Angel slept until 7:30am. This has NEVER happened. I decided to just stay in the bed until he woke up, and that gave me a full 2 hours of extra sleep. WOW!

My husband got both of the kids dressed and agreed to take them to daycare since by this point I was running a bit behind schedule (I actually had work to do before getting in the car for the 90 minute drive to my meeting). I kissed the boys good bye, admonished them to be good listeners at school and closed the door.


Beautiful, golden, yet-completely-foreign-to-me silence.

I cleaned up the mess from breakfast and set up coffee for the next morning. Set up the boys pjs for the night and school clothes for the next day. Then I took a shower.

By myself.

With the shower curtain closed.

For a full 12 minutes.

It was like heaven.

The rest of the day went smoothly, in large measure I'm sure to the way that the day started.

Not sure when I'll see another day like this, but I'll cherish this one for months to come : )

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