I can't wait for this week to be over. Between the rancor of this election and the trauma of Princess H's upcoming birthday, I spent most of the day quivering on the edge of tears. (Here are three things that actually did make me cry within the last 12 hours: watching my kids watch the mermaid show at the aquarium; walking down the aisles of Costco and being totally overwhelmed by abundance; pretty much every story on All Things Considered.)

I'm not pregnant. I just get worked up because I love my kids and my country and I want great things for them.

Obviously, I've already cried enough today. So here is something to lift your spirits. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Tuesday ends on a better note....