1. Alec wakes early, and so do I (I mean I woke on my own rather than because someone was drumming their heels on my back and shouting "Bubby!"). We go downstairs and have breakfast together in an unhurried, companionable fashion, and I can give Nick the gift of a lie-in.
2. A rainstorm hisses out of the stone grey sky. To watch from your window as other people are inconvenienced by it.
3. We have a late supermarket delivery. The driver explains that he knocked quietly because he thought there might be children sleeping (he was right).