He gave me some time to write in the morning. The girls were at school and he took our son to the museum. The quiet house was perfect for lots of work to be done.  I opted to sit instead. Lately it takes more effort to sit than it does to do stuff.

I took my coffee outside in our backyard and my Bible too, though I didn’t read it much. Sometimes even though it seems better for the deadline for you to be productive, it’s better for the soul for you to be still. And in a round-about way, the deadline ends up being better off for it, too.