I snapped this picture recently of our dining room and the activity that goes on there. Very rarely is there nothing on this table--usually there's a mix of craft projects and items and school papers and cups and sticky fingerprints and...you get the idea!
My lovely midwife visited this morning for a bit and asked how I was doing (amidst my middle 2 asking me for help with various things while we were trying to talk), and I sighed and said 'oh...fine...yes, really...' I wasn't very convincing! But I'm trying to enjoy these days (and mostly I do!) and know that the work of my heart and hands makes a difference.