:: a bottle of carrot juice, almost finished. If having dessert is a treat around here, so is having carrot juice and watermelon. Don’t tell anyone I appropriated the entire last bottle.
:: on top of the TV, the butterfly habitat, now empty. We watched all five of our butterflies fly away this weekend. Since then, a cricket spent some time in residence. I wonder who will move in next?
:: a sprig of flowering African basil in a very small vase. I sent Amelie out to pick a flower for our supper table on Friday and this is what she came back with.
:: a pumpkin. Next to a beach ball.
:: a stack of music on the piano (darn! forgot to practice today!). Piano music mixed in with arias, including an aria from L’elisir d’amore – the HD Met production is showing in our local movie theater next month!
:: an errant ping pong ball. On the docket tomorrow – one table tennis table set up on the … table.
:: a note and a dollar from The Tooth Fairy, waiting to be delivered with the requisite fairy dust. It’s all packaged up in a sweet little heart shaped box made from this template.
:: a letter from Cousin Ella, just arrived today. Replies go out on the morrow.
:: a child-sized chair placed by the front door, surrounded by carefully curated treasures and working implements: a jumprope, a Micronesian basket filled with a wooden carrot (cut in half) and receipts from The Container Store, and a stack of paper with drawings on a library book, plus a pencil.