a beyond generous gift of a bushel of vegetables (carrots, beets, potatoes, watermelon radishes, spinach, garlic) from my might-as-well-be-sister-in-law, along with a few dozen eggs and meat from her farm. she and my brother in law came for a visit last week and we all had a grand old time. Claire always loves having extra hands around to draw and color with her and extra willing voices to read to her. we ate at a place in Asheville, Bouchon, that we've been meaning to try for years. yumyumyum. good times.
chai. I finally made myself a batch. of course, I'm already out, but that's alright. I can make more.
and then there's Ziggy. this cat is getting sweeter and sweeter with age, and I'm so glad he is here with us. even if he does drive me nuts sometimes. I guess that's how it is with most people/animals/things we love though, eh?
to be sure, there are piles all over in the mudroom, Claire's art supplies are turning into a mountain on the floor in the office, and not everything is all cat snuggles and free vegetables. but it does me good to focus on the sweet little bits. now I'm off to maybe clean a bit~