It's 8:15. The girls are tucked into bed and sound asleep. The dog has scrunched herself under our bed and is softly snoring, maybe dreaming of big back yards where she can run freely. The house (apartment) has settled down and I relish this time of peace and quiet. While I'd love to dive into a book and read for hours, I am pretty sure I will soon be joining everyone else in peaceful slumber before the clock reads 9:00. Good-night.