Nov. 12: Today was the day we got a breath of winter. The temperature dropped about 30 degrees from yesterday. I’m glad for my grandfather’s hand-me-down down vest, the scarf a former boss knitted for me, and for the kid-feeling of being bundled up. And that I took the time to fill the tank last night. For how easy it is to mix a few ingredients in a bowl and add heat and have cookies. For the way the heat and the smell cozy up the kitchen. For a gift of a friend’s extra soup for dinner. For a cat on the lap.