I am happy today.

The warm spring rains have washed away the pollen so we can begin to enjoy our screened-in porch. All summer long, we will eat dinner here and linger by candlelight, talking of details and dreams, and listening to backyard sounds of wind chimes, birds and squirrels. This little place, outside and inside at the same time, part forest and part spa retreat, makes me feel happy.

And there are more reasons to feel happy, one son homeward bound.

Jacob came home from college for the summer today, and after he sleeps for about a week, adventures will commence. He has lists of books he wants to read, museums and day trips and friends to visit, music to curate, places to eat, new things to learn and try. Summer stretches before him like an open road, making him feel happy, too.

Day 67

Day 67