Said Shirley Jackson

I looked at the clock with the faint unconscious hope common to all mothers that time will somehow have passed magically away and the next time you look it will be bedtime.” 

- Shirley Jackson 

* finally treated myself to a copy of Shirley Jackson's Life Among the Savages (at a dear friends suggestion). Now that my mornings are spent hunkered down under a shady tree at the new park that opened down the st, I might actually get to finish this one. 

Let you know how it goes.