1. The colander overflows with yellow and green beans harvested from the garden. I divide them up between bags of some to share and some to keep.
1a. It's the first time ever that our garden isn't a weedy mess in the hot month of July. Thank you raised beds!
2. Staying indoors and reading on a hot afternoon. "My Old True Love" by Sheila Kay Adams is the beautifully written story of a North Carolina family living in the Appalachian Mountains in the mid-1800's.
"- you know how it is when you remember your childhood. The sun is always shining or there's a big pretty snow on the ground, and you're young and never sick or tired, and everybody you ever loved is still living and your whole life is a big wide road stretched out in front of you just waiting for you to take the first step toward the living of it."
3. Spraying my arms with shocking ice cold water from the hose after getting dirty and sweaty from working outside.