Wonderful vanilla bean cheesecake at a surprise party with pink and sparkly metallic balloons.
Having my daughter and my mother show up at the library today.
Taking part in a plant exchange. It's really interesting to see who gardens and picture them covered with dirt, instead of all starched up for work. It makes them seem more human, more three-dimensional.
The lilacs are in bloom, my favorites. The delicate little flowers and wonderful scent are like therapy.
My daughter's happiness. She made dean's list again, is happy to be home eating real food instead of dorm food, has her car to drive and a whole large kitchen to cook in, complete with dishwasher. I want to be her when I grow up.
The way the dog tries to bury his extra food under the throw rug makes me laugh.
A marathon day of seeing paintings, jewelry, clothing, sculpture, fabric art and handcrafted furniture always leaves me feeling exhausted and inspired with at least one small idea I can actually put into practice.
Standing on the beach, no matter what the weather. It is just where I am supposed to be - the sound of the waves soothes me and seeing the water stretch all the way to the horizon makes me feel like there's still room on the earth to breathe.
Hanging with my best friend, her daughter and my daughter. We are all enough alike to get along well, and enough different to keep us interested and laughing.