small good things, big good things

Good things make life good. Some of the good things are small, some of the good things are big, and all of the good things are good.

- fresh-baked anadama bread, fragrant with molasses, chewy with oats and whole wheat, and hot from the oven. I love the way it fills the whole apartment with its rich, wholesome scent.

- wrapping Christmas presents, which gives me a marvelous calm feeling of accomplishment. And the penguin wrapping paper I picked up at Local Surplus & Salvage Shop is pretty darned cheery.

- snow! Granted, by the time I got outside in it, it was just lashings of cold and wet, but still: SNOW!

- hot tea with milk and the faintest lacing of sugar.

- anadama bread again, because it’s just that good. Also, because I’m making a second batch already.

- bright red coarse-weave fabric (also from Local Surplus & Salvage Shop) for reupholstering the Danish modern chairs Gaoo gave me. (She rescued them from the junk pile at our parents’ old house, so they’re endearingly familiar, too.)

- Nick Hornby’s About A Boy.

- The sweetest husband in the world, who knows me inside out and upside-down and who loves me with all my flaws.

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