I'll start with the bad news. I was folding laundry today in the living room (that's not the bad part yet). When the laundry basket was just about empty I became aware of a noise. After a moment I decided it was the dryer running. I paused for a moment, puzzled, because I couldn't recall having washed a load that needed drying. Furthermore, I was the only adult home. Another moment passed as I mentally replayed the unloading of the dryer ... the emptying of the lint screen ... the closing of the door ... and (ack!) starting the (empty) dryer. I jumped up to turn it off. Now that's scary. Am I losing my mind?
But here's the good news. Later this afternoon I was in the kitchen making dinner (no, that's not the good news). Suddenly I heard a noise. I decided it was the the vacuum cleaner. I paused for a moment, puzzled, because I was the only adult home. Then it hit me. Eliana is doing her chores, and I didn't even ask her to!!! Now that's encouraging. It means that by the time I've completely lost my mind my children will be able to take care of me!