1. Once I have the beef stew simmering, I go outside to do a few garden chores. It smells so good when I come back inside that I cannot wait until dinner tonight! Tess and I will have exactly 1/2 hour, from 6:00 to 6:30, to come home, eat and go back out. I'm so glad this will be waiting for us.
2. Henri digs in the dirt like a dog. He is a dog, but in all his eight years I've never seen him dig like one.
3. Just when I'm at the top of the hill, ready to go back down, my cell phone rings. It couldn't be better timing. I sit back and have a phone chat with my sister while I enjoy the view.