The definition of bliss can be as following:
When you are spending a week and a half alone with four children;
when it's Saturday, and grocery shopping is done,
lunch eaten and a couple of laundry loads done
(and the washing machine and the dish washer are running as we're speaking),
when the house is as clean and tidy as can be expected,
when your daughters are out with friends,
your youngest boy is sleeping
and your oldest boy plays quietly,
for a tiny, little window of time,
you're all alone in the silence,
at the kitchen table
with your coffee,
your writing and your book.
That's pure bliss!