6) Sleep through the night. I'll define this as 8 hours straight with no interruptions from children.
And the magical formula for making that happen? Further crossing off this goal:
8) Travel. To Illinois? To California? Just somewhere that requires me to board a plane.
In early June, I got the chance to spend a few days on my own, away from kids and all other demands on my time - except the necessity to admire my new niece Vianne which wasn't very taxing, with a high priority for sleep.
I was not disappointed. For three wonderful nights, I basically slept for as long as I wanted (10 hours at the longest). I went to bed mid-evening, read in the quiet of the guest room until I got too tired, and then woke to the warm California sunlight falling across the bed in the morning, and dozed off again a few more times as needed.
And you know what else? Just between you and me, I didn't even worry about my kids while I was away. Thanks, Thom!