All it takes to make us happy.

Not only were the valentine-themed mugs (that they had picked out) waiting for them, but they were filled with chocolate milk, a treat reserved for weekends. Ditto the waffles and hot syrup, their favoritest breakfast in the whole world that I woke up early to cook. A free dress day instead of the usual uniforms let them show off their fancy outfits and feel more like themselves. And a new book from Mom waited by each plate: Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth for our toothless wonder Bee, and her own copy (because she wasn’t keeping mine) of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler for Gracie. I think the latter actually shrieked at the idea of running away to live at a museum. Happy smiles and nary an argument. Be still mama’s heart!

Steak, roasted cauliflower and provencal string beans for dinner, a strawberry-white choco pudding-cool whip-&-angel food cake dessert, a bottle of wine, a Cadbury Egg, and the end of a really, really good book (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) for me. Oh, and a text from a friend bright and early this morning. Smiles all around.

Who could want for anything else?


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3 Responses to “All it takes to make us happy.”

  1. Kathy Says:

    How wonderful for all three of you!

    Love that book – and the other two, too.

  2. Mary Says:

    I absolutely LOVED that book when I was little! Glad Gracie enjoys it! Your dinner sounds nice…and peaceful.
    I tried to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but just couldn’t get into it. I did watch the original movie in Swedish (with English subtitles), and it was disturbing, but good.

  3. Julie Says:

    How about the recipe for the strawberry-white choco pudding-cool whip-&-angel food cake dessert for the girl who had a lot of your blog to catch up on? 😉

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