It's a lovely, golden, late summer afternoon here.
The dogs are playing in the backyard.
There is a pitcher of homemade peach sangria in the fridge. (Peaches are still wonderful right now.)
A chicken is roasting in the oven, surrounded by small ,new, redskin potatoes and tender, tiny cloves of garlic.
Marco is preening in the beams of sunshine coming in the west facing windows. He's one of the few contented parrots I've ever known.
After one more week of work, my sweetheart and I will have a full week off together.
I'm feeling lucky!