Today is my grandfather's birthday. I called him on the telephone at my parent's house and wished him a nice day and an enjoyable birthday and told him I loved him and he said back, like he always does in his still discernable New York accent, "love you too, baby". It's my favorite.

Today I am making 'Rustic Lentil and Tomato Soup', because it is very cold and the vegetable stall where I buy fruits and vegetables at the flea market near my house had an abundance of tomatoes and they looked good, like plump little rubies.

Today I am paying all of my bills because I apparently forgot they were sitting on the living room table for a week? Oops, late fees, I deserve you for being absent-minded.

Today I am. ( And it is lovely)