Home Sweet Home candle burning.
Fire in the fireplace because it's chilly and raining. The blower blowing heat.
Erin is playing with Shopkins.
Dinner is cooking on the stove.
Lanie does cartwheels across the floor.
Getting backpacks ready for storage.
A thank you note from a student beside me.
Music playing in the rooms.
A hound dog's gentle eyes, and loving wag. She lies on the kitchen floor like a proper lady (poised and paws crossed) and watches me at the stove.
Spaghetti and meat sauce.
Thinking of a blanket and a book later. And all the books later. All the books.
Thinking of tomorrow's to-do--66 Books, coffee, grocery run, gardening in the rain--the first day of summer vacation.
The first day of summer vacation.