Made tea with my birthday present from Kevin, a futuristic tea-maker with visible moving components -- first it boils the water, then the tea in its canister *descends* into the boiling water for three minutes, then it *rises* again. The tea it makes is very good, even if it does also make me laugh at the whole process. It also has a 'keep warm' setting and can be programmed the night before, so the tea is ready when you wake up. If only it could milk and sugar it and bring it to me in bed
Now, feed the children, then we have a date to spend two hours cleaning the playroom. If they do a good job, they get pancakes for lunch and an afternoon playdate with Michael and Alex. We'll see.