There is a store in Topeka, KS that is fun to shop even for a non-shopper like me. I love it because I never know what I will find there. Sometimes I am not sure what I have found even after I’ve found it. Pretty sure this is an antique embalming table. Pretty sure.
At the time I saw this, I thought, “Well, that’s odd.” I took a few photos and moved on never suspecting how this strange item would worm its way into my imagination and onto my wish list. I can picture this in my back yard surrounded by terra-cotta pots, my gardening tools and a bounty of bright flowers. I would happily use this as a potting table. My husband is still in the, “Well, that’s odd.” stage.
Just saying…you just never know. Celebrating the unexpected this week.
* that I would find a new home away from home at a middle-school with a reputation for being unwelcoming
**that a fourteen-year-old would confess she couldn’t read, and that I would have the joy of helping her learn
***that a thirteen-year-old boy would start a sentence with, “I did not like you when I met you” and end it with “now I know I was wrong” and totally make my day
****that my son would call home to say he has an opportunity to teach Chinese children English this summer
*****and that the opportunity would actually be in China
******and that I wouldn’t even freak out…until I heard the North Koreans were launching missiles and one came dangerously close to a passenger plane headed to China…then I did have a momentary freak out, I admit
*******that Spring will soon bring flowers and soft blades of green grass if the snow will only stop falling
********that Spring Break begins in one week and I am counting down like a kid
*********that the husband I discovered snuggled in bed with aches and nausea when I came home from work felt well enough for movie night later in the evening
**********that I must be feverish as well since I have a strong desire to wake up early tomorrow and clean house (Now that is unexpected!)
Numbers 385 to 396 of my One Thousand Gifts