one thousand gifts

53.  big girls (well, one grown woman *in particular*), listening to Under  the Sea in the kitchen as she works on supper
54.  grown sons who still have time to take their mama to lunch and then to visit my grandmother
55.  the sounds of boys who belong here and friends who have gathered, to watch an evening movie- laughing, and sharing stories
56. a kitten who is happy to find me as I arrive home
57. an afternoon of time well spent with my grandmother
58.  my bare feet propped on the table – relaxing the evening away
59. children singing in the next room
60. ice-cold root beer

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