i love the days when i work in quiet. today i started out with the doors open and the music cranked. but when sheila came by with a coffee and an english muffin for a mid-morning visit, i turned off the music, enjoyed her visit and then worked in silence the rest of the day. words and ideas, thoughts and memories kept my mind busy all day as i built 2 baby quilts. there was the sound of the lawnmower, as tom cut the grass for the first time this season. and the fresh spicy scent of cut grass, weaving through the air and around the garden full of tulips and daffodils and forget-me-nots kept me company. it was a comforting and busy day.