I've been a little under the weather recently(got a head cold/sinus thing), so I've been busy doing projects with the kids. That way I feel creative/productive without leaving home. First, I made a card for a special friend with the homemade paper from a couple of days ago. Then, we made soap(the heat and pour kind). The kids really enjoyed that and we needed a couple of bars. After lunch a friend called and they ran off to go sledding(thus, the silence). Now they're all in the basement playing beautifully. . .for hours now uninterrupted. I went down there once to turn up the heat and quickly disappeared. I find that the whole play dynamic changes when an adult enters the room. They're much better off left to their own devices. I'm sure they'll call me when they want to be fed!