[in no particular order]
-Johnny's homemade grilled chicken + avocado salads.
-Also, salmon salads.
-Pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
-Mixing rooibos almond and rooibos vanilla teas for a nightcap.
-Annie Dillard's way with words via The Maytrees.
-Hymn after hymn.
-Watching the sunlight sweep and change.
-Cicadas singing in the evening.
-Our gardenias are blooming again.
-Epiphanies. For instance, the reason Milo Cat annoys the hell out of me when he [cutely] goes bonkers some mornings, knocking everything off the coffee table, is because I'm trying to control everything. He still gets a faceful of water (akin to a spanking), but I'm learning to let go.
-Bad reality TV, even better with Johnny's running commentary. He was frightened to find Tori Spelling somewhat cool and normal, seeing that she and her husband purchased a smaller house on last night's episode.
[and seriously, DeAnna picked Jesse over Jason? C'mon.]
-After a doctor's appt. yesterday, J. took me out for Mediterranean food: chicken shawarma, salad, and extra hummus (86 the rice). I'm pretty sure I could eat that meal once a day.
-Kissing both cats behind their ears. They like.
-Observing the construction of Johnny's drum studio (in our garage) unfold. So far, we've got a wooden frame, basic electricity wired, and the concrete floor poured. The look on J.'s face? Priceless.
-Any outing with my husband. Tonight: Church, then Whole Foods.
Friday: clothes-shopping in 1-2 stores, that's it.
Saturday: a hair blow-dry and makeup appt. for me (rarities), then we'll drive to Cypress, TX for my high school reunion! I am not aiming to look fancy, just revived vs. fatigued.
Sunday: Church again. Hey, Johnny - it's our turn to bring the doughnuts!