I am sitting at Starbucks right now.
I mean, I'm surrounded by people, but none of them are my kids.
I have a laptop. It's connected to wireless Internet. (For free, since I registered my Starbucks card.)
I just finished a cinnamon-y breakfast bun, and I'm drinking a decaf Americano with lots of half and half.
The appointment I was supposed to have was canceled as I was arriving here, and I have another appointment right afterward, so it wasn't worth driving back to pick up my kids from my friend who watches them. This fact, of course, deeply disappointed me. But somehow I'm getting over it.
With the help of my coffee, pastry, and Internet access.