1. A Route 44 Diet Vanilla Coke from Sonic, on the way home from dropping the boys at Mother's Day Out, knowing that I won't have to share it.
2. long, chatty emails from Denise. They ALWAYS ALWAYS encourage me in some way.
3. When Darren calls me "Woman!"
4. the first cool snap of October, when I throw open the windows for the first time since April
5. my red enamel collander. I know. Weird.
6. the sound of laughter and giggling from the boys when they don't know I'm paying attention
7. having what's in my head come out on paper just the way I imagined it
8. singing with the Fortress gang
9. making Darren laugh
10. Canton with the girls