How is it already...?

Thursday night?

I was up early enough to go to morning minyan.
And where did the rest of the day go...?
I've watered the garden, cleaned up the house, made a spanakopita for tomorrow...
(One cauliflower bisque and one banana chocolate-chip GF cake to go.)

A friend, met last summer at Lama Foundation, arrived this evening and will visit for the weekend.
I am remembering how delicate the process must be, to begin to get to know someone.  I am happy that this house can host old friendships and new.  
The house has not given up the imprint of the presence of my beloved; for that, even as I may feel sad, I am grateful.

Wishing us all a sweet and restorative shabbos...