Today I’m feeling like a real underachiever. I got the kids to their various activities and no one went hungry—so I’ve got that going for me—but I didn’t get much writing done, and my desk is a mess again. I got sidetracked by errands and a sudden urge to read the newspaper online and four individual visits by members of the city’s Design Review Board and and and…. I need to revisit my to-do list first thing tomorrow morning, in order to regain my focus and replace the scatterbrained me with the productive me.

High school, middle school.
Tennis team, music lessons.
Homework. Eat. Repeat.