Busy days are sometimes just filled up with stuff that needs to get done but isn't all that rewarding. Sometimes, like today they are filled with joyful time spent meeting with my child's Kindergarten teacher and volunteering at her school. One of the local colleges came and put on a play in the cafeteria for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students and I got to help them set up and help supervise the children and watch their delight. It was a lot of fun and very rewarding but it also kept me from my usual routine and that can be hard for me. Sometimes after it is all done and I don't have time to go home and work so I just end up having a lunch date by myself and a book. And that feels pretty special right now.