Kids in bed. Face washed. Pajamas on. Homework and housework paused. I’m trying this thing called “sitting still and being quiet“ … but my thoughts drift to … cake.

I haven’t had cake in … weeks. I will have cake after the surgery, though, because my birthday will be two weeks later. What kind of cake do I want? Do I bake it myself? Or have others do it? Special order it? Decisions.

“… and the sky was made of amethyst …”