One morning this past week I spent several hours working outside in my gardens. When lunch time rolled around I set down my gardening tools and went inside. After fixing lunch for my daughter, who had been suffering with a bad summer cold, I decided that all laundry, cleaning, and any other plans I had made could simply by set aside. Instead I took a blanket outside on the grass; and my daughter and I spent the next couple of hours looking at the clouds, enjoying the sunshine, admiring a rainbow, and planning some imaginary trips. And you know what --- that laundry waited patiently for me, and we had a very nice afternoon together.