1. My lunch time doesn't roll around until 1:30 by which time I'm famished. If I have something exciting to eat, then I'm overjoyed. Today I packed half of an Italian sub from Subway that was leftover from our dinner last night. It's so rare that we purchase food out that a Subway sub is a special treat. All this to say, I was famished, I had a rare and special treat for lunch, I was overjoyed.
2. Claire and the grandchildren arrived from Raleigh today to spend a couple of days. I set up the toys that Mari likes and after a coveted hug and kiss, she went straight to play.
2a. My empty arms were filled by ten-month-old Jack who smiled and made happy sounds at the dog.
3. I was glad to hear a cricket or two when I sat in the porch this evening. I know these mild evenings are numbered and hearing the crickets made me think there is another creature besides myself who will miss them too.