I got up at 4:00 to work a little and send a birthday greeting to #2 son, who is 18 today. Pretty amazing.

It is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

I went back to sleep for a couple of hours at 6:00, and am now up and ready to start the day, feeling quite a bit better.

I’ll be better still once I have some tea. I plan to clean my living room thoroughly — a big task since I have things like a nearly-finished quilt and all its scraps, a half-moved office area, and bunches of bookshelves to deal with.

I also mean to finish that quilt top.

I had a lunch to go to, but there’s a baby involved, so I don’t think I should chance it just on the strength of feeling slightly better.