♥ A thought-provoking and challenging book by a favorite author
♥ Being able to find things when I want them
♥ The sound of crickets in the evening
♥ The way the air cools down at night and breezes gently through the house
♥ Nearing the climax, chapter by chapter, in a gripping story that I'm reading aloud to the kids at bedtime
♥ The way they both groan and say "Keep reading, mommy!" when I reach the end of the chapter and put the book down
♥ Open-faced mini pavés with ham & mayo, sliced green peppers and "black monk" cheese melted on top
♥ Counting down the days to vacation
♥ Crossing the last few things off my to-do list at work that need to be done beforehand
♥ The dearth of commitments on our calendar for the foreseeable future'
♥ Re-discovering Sara Hickman
♥ My childrens' big brown eyes in their rosy, sun-tanned faces
♥ Leftover birthday cake
♥ The stupid human tricks my kids can do (Martin: vibrating eyes; Karin: flower tongue!)
♥ The amused look my husband gives me when one of the kids does or says something funny
Hyper Happy Hullabalooing Birthday Wishes to geeklibrarian!