1. The carrot cake was baked, the coffee was on and the kitchen was tidied. I relaxed and waited for her to come. Up the road, her kitchen was tidied, her coffee was on and she knitted while she waited for me to come. So goes the story of two friends getting old together.
2. A shower is pure luxury after getting all dirty and grimy. The basics of soap and water can be so transforming.
3. I made a pan of roasted vegetables, (asparagus, red onion, cherry tomatoes, Bell pepper and summer squash drizzled with olive oil and coarse salt), then served it atop of a bowl of quinoa. Delicious!