Sometimes Toby just needed to close her eyes and let all of reality fade away for a little while. Not forever. Certainly she had plenty to do with reality before she was done with it altogether, but just for this moment. The gardening could wait; the weeds wouldn’t be any more difficult to pull in a few minutes than they were right now. The laundry could wait; the washer and dryer wouldn’t be done any quicker with her standing over them.
Sometimes things just needed to wait, just a moment, and then Toby would get to them. In the meantime, reality could wait.