Yesterday we had company - and when that company includes 3 children under the age of 11 it involves a lot of motion and kinetic energy. We fished in the pond, made a scarecrow, had a bonfire and ate lasagne.
After they left at about 7:30, I checked my email and saw that my Garden of Eden had sold (hooray) and then was able to to do a bit more hand embroidery on the abstract above before falling asleep in the chair at 9:00. Yes, kids can keep your spirit and mind young but - goodness! - they can suck you dry of any and all energy, plus dig into your reserve tanks.