I ended up with a flat of marigolds (The rust ones with an orange center.)
Two lily plants (one red, one orange,) and a 9 cell flat of red impatiens for Katie.
I managed to get the lilies planted while Julie was napping.
The impatiens was looking a little peaked and I wanted to get them into soil ASAP. After the girls were in bed and I had cleaned up the supper dishes I turned on the porch light and planted the impatiens.
When they were in the ground I just sat there a while and listened to the quiet. It was by no means silent. We live close to the airport, and there is always traffic noise, and the wind in the trees. But it was quiet. Calm. No crying children, nobody playing basketball, no radio or TV Jeez, I've forgotten how good it can sound.
So now I'm up way too late, and morning will come way too soon, But I needed that.