1. My housekeeping has slipped terribly and we are wasting food more often than usual because I plan to cook things and then don't have time, or because I don't have time to properly think through the shopping list. It's rather a relief to find that some of the onions in the fridge have gone bad so I can throw them out and make a dent in our daunting supply.
2. To get a little giggle out of Bettany -- a proper uncontrollable, spontaneous burst of laughter.
3. "Your sausage casserole makes the house smell like home."