Finally, all the children (even HJ!) are sleeping. I've been doing a little reading, and listening to one of my new favorite Christmas albums. Far, Far Away is playing right now (from The Gift--you should go listen to it). A perfect end to a pretty good day. It had its crazy-making and desperate moments . . . life with a small horde of children to tend and teach usually has plenty of those. But it's rare to have a quiet, peaceful moment to myself at the end of it.
Life is good.