Has everyone been fed? Do I have enough food in the house to make dinner? Are there clean clothes? Are the clothes put away where they can be found and worn? Is the house clean enough that it won't make anyone sick from the dust that accumulates?
Now my youngest is three (the little girl is mine. she's next to her cousin), and I'm beginning to come up from underwater. I'm still overwhelmed by her, housework, laundry, the essentials, but I'm able to look for more and appreciate more. I can create, too, and I do so daily.
So I guess this whole blog post is in celebration- take a deep breath of fresh air, and carry on.