I might jinx myself when I say this, but I think I have moved from treading water to doggy paddling. I am almost caught up at work and I have even started the ball rolling for an author visit in March. I actually made dinner at my house today (yesterday I made my parents tacos) for me and Grace. She even ate all of it (it was whole wheat rigotoni with pasta sauce) and some ice cream. I got her bathed, in bed and asleep by 8 p.m. I'm ahead of my question writing so I can actually go upstairs and watch some TV that I have DVRed. Or I can actually watch live TV. (Did I tell ya'll my downstairs TVquit on us and I bought another one but I'm waiting for Geek Squad to install on Sunday). Things are good. Grace is starting to cuddle a little more. She's not a cuddle bug kind of girl but she likes to put our heads together and she actually leaned against me this morning when we read Panda Bear, Panda Bear What do you See? So, I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I'm sure there is going to be another tunnel of darkness in some bend along the track but we can weather through it. I knew motherhood was not a simple thing but you can't even imagine the complexities until it's your turn. All I know is that it is making me a better person.