coffee. melting snow. woodstove fires. tulips. showers. green. watching nellie run in the snow. candles. wine. drop-ins. girlfriends. rye (who knew?) gratitude. husbands: mine and, likely, yours. the tick of a clock. calvin's smiles. down jackets and quilted pants. compassion. seizure-free days. cheese. healing cannabis. writing. longer days. mint ice cream. saddling up to a bar. clean hair. sunshine. train whistles. milk. dinner guests. quiet. a good dirty joke. a good clean joke. michael's salmon and soba. charity. memories of my folks. books. hand knit hats. sleep. the promise of spring. imagining the garden in bloom. toothpicks. banter. eggs and toast.