Why was I letting it all get to me so much? We ALL have our daily crosses and, compared to others I know, my own are particularly light right now. I finally took a step back, said a little prayer, and calmed down. I let the rest of the school work go for the day, baked a (simplified) cross shapedcake like I had planned (but had all but given up on), bathed the baby, and read the children the story of The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale. The day ended much better!
Prayer for all who carry their Cross
(from the back of a Holy Card)