making me happy right now. . .
big fat flakes outside the kitchen window
while the chocolate chip cookies that Jack and I made
fill the house with a favorite childhood fragrance
Luke's happy voice drifting out to my ears
as he plays happily with cars
in the dining room
finding Jack (home with a snow day) in the quiet living room
at the coffee table
reading. . .
a coloring book
all by himself
just because he wanted to know what it says
Mama, come see this funny part. . .
[thank you Wonder Pets Save the Puppy]
and calling him out to the kitchen
to see the birdfeed
attracting many beauties:
mr. and mrs. cardinal
chickadees (known as chippies by my great grandma smith)
Max dropping his ball at my feet
let's play. . .
the gift of a snow day. . .