Day 15

10 hours of sleep makes such a difference! The double vision that was creeping up on me yesterday is gone. I ran a lap of Pineridge and felt better than I have all week. I went to the Larimer County Farmers Market to score vegetables for pickling (cabbage, jalapeños, and carrots) and did a grocery shop to get the family all set for a long weekend of patio dining. My kids are also well rested and have been cheerfully doing their chores and getting ready for tomorrow's big adventure: bringing home some baby chickens.

Ruth will be home in 2 hours. I'm going to spend that time cooking and celebrating a new family record for successful solo parenting.