~ the scent of incense drifting down the hall while my husband meditates (my favourites are the particularly resinous kind that smell like a pine forest on a hot summer's day)
~ crisp clean sheets on our ever-so-comfortable bed
~ photos of my nephews smiling at me from the top of the piano
~ the houseplants my husband neglected while i was away
~ my books!
~ our beautiful red dresser full of clothes (i had only planned to be gone for two days, and by day nine i was pretty sick of my two t-shirts, one sweater, one pair of cargo pants and one pair of running tights)
~ good peanut butter
~ my knitting, which i really should have taken with me and missed much more than i would have imagined
i'm happy to be home.