We had plans for this weekend, but then we discovered the weather forecast. Cold, wet, and windy. And in some of our potential destinations, snowy, wet and windy. Instead we did chores around the house and went shopping. The best purchase was a fancy backpack kid carrier. It made me happy in the same way as the jangle of climbing gear does. It means that we are about to go do something fun. Except we haven’t been. And it is not the lack of a carrier that has stopped us. It has been chores and lack of sleep. So we either need to find some way to get the chores done more efficiently. Or we need to just let them pile up and go have fun anyway.