winter gardens with red-leaved rhododendrons. sunny days after rain. sweet angel thai food. eating home-roasted hazel nuts out of the shell. communion. the smell of onions sautéed in olive oil. running water. seizure-free days. brined turkeys. chef hubby. kinfolk. sweeney potatoes. warm rolls with butter. roasted brussels sprouts. chrysanthemums and peach-colored roses. folks gathering around a table. vino. chorizo dressing. new friends. cozy home. gas stoves. bourbon on the rocks. candlelight. pie. pie. pie a la mode. wood burning stoves. cranberry sauce and gravy. so many days with michael home. quiet streets. low light through the trees. neighborhood strolls. crazy dogs. in-laws. dollar store candle holders. okay kid. stereo.