I should be washing dishes.

I should be breaking down boxes to take out to the recycling bins.

I should be folding laundry.

I should be changing the litter boxes and cleaning the bathroom.

I should be making the bed.

I should be wrapping the last of the gifts to put under the tree and into stockings later.

I should be clearing off my desk.

I should be encouraging Victor to clean up his toys from all over the living room.

So many ‘shoulds’ for today.

Right now, I’m hugging the baby and eating some oatmeal and trying to regain my cheer.

It evaporated sometime last night.

I’m thinking I might string some multi-colored lights in the window, because I do so love the way they turn an ordinary pane of glass into a reflective mirror of warm red, blue, green and yellow.