five good things

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

3. Summer reading: The Paying Guests, The Husband’s Secret, trying Wolf Hall AGAIN

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.