1.) Old family recipes. The smell of baking bread will forever connect me to entering my grandma's house after school on very special days when she'd have spent hours make crusty loaves of homemade bread. We'd beg for slice after slice, slathering each with butter, savoring the way it melted into the still-warm pockets of dough. I am terrible at bread making, but I just tried my hand at her wonderful Navy Bean Soup and got it right on the first try.
2.) Work friends. It's not often I work with someone that I totally connect with and have fun with and actually want to hang with. Lucky, lucky me.
3.) Summer. Hot, humid, sweaty summer. After this winter I promise never to complain again.
4.) Kittens. I mean, really, do I have to explain this one?
5.) Nights in with my lovey.