Time to bulk up the refrigerator. Ferdinand is coming home.
More maple syrup, more spelt flour for pancakes, cherries, blueberries, bananas, apples, chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, ground meat, spices for curry, coconut milk, rice, thyme, parsley, rosemary, onions, garlic, pasta, bacon from Greenpoint, plain yogurt, milk,cereal, oats, broccoli, chile peppers, lemons, limes, spinach, leeks, those chocolate covered butter cookies with the guy on a horse stamped on top.

And a desk. What the heck am I going to use for a desk for him?
Home Depot. Two saw horses and a door. I will make him come with me so he can carry it. Whenever I ask him to cook, he says “Mom, mom, mom.”
But when I ask him to move anything he doesn’t miss a beat.
“I got you Mom,” he says.

How can that not melt you like sugar on a slow flame?

Homecoming dinner:

small plates of raw vegetables
gnocchi with meat sauce
Broccoli with garlic and chile
fresh squeezed lemon with mascarpone ice cream

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