1. Friends, for my kids...today brought playdates and plans for future ones and it gave me a reassurance that we'll be alright here after all. It's been slow coming, but comforting. 2. Thawed, marinated porkchops, cooked to falling-apart perfection in the crockpot. Glad I had those in the freezer! 3. My number finally came up. After months on the waiting list, the library graced me with Downton Abbey, season 2 this week. It's been like a delicious dessert to devour.