It is about 9pm. Tonight was one of those perfect evenings. I picked up steak, some fave cheeses and a boule for the soft cheese at the farmers market. When I got home I marinated the steak a bit, chopped up some patty-pan squash, baby potatoes, red onion and garlic tossed with salt and olive oil and let it sit for a bit before roasting. I finished off some white wine while P got the grill going and we munched on bread and cheese. We had dinner outside listening to Otmar Leibert (Flamenco music) and drank a nice Zin. The background; crickets, cicadas and other assorted creatures (including our backyard bats who I love). We went inside when G-dog became too interested in those nocturnal creatures.
Now I am listening to the neighbor kids shriek as they play hide and go seek or some sort of in the dark tag game. I can't help but smile because I remember doing that well past the age of...ahem...maturity and loving every minute of it. ;) It is a PERFECT summer evening.