1. A trip home to New York this weekend, the suburbs in summer, the car wash and the fire pit and “I got you a coffee,” zeppole in a greasy paper bag
2. Farmers market dinners, tomato sauce with olives and shallots, Deb’s pasta with bacon and basil and corn, Zucchini bread with butter and flake salt
4. A date to get ice cream cones and the streetlights turning on all at once, the surprised, sort of delighted sound he made when it happened
5. A new idea in my back pocket, and the fact that apparently I am not out of them yet.