Things found under the loveseat cushion: A list

A list of things I pulled out from under the loveseat cushion today:

2 harmonicas (64 Chronomica and Marine Band key of D)
1 yellow dinky car
1 Kinderegg plastic egg
1 random piece of Kinderegg toy
1 watermelon candy stick from Christmas (still in package)
2 pens
4 pencils
1 blue pencil crayon, 4 inches
1 black pencil crayon, 7 inches
2 crayons
2 pieces of ripped computer paper
1 purple hair elastic
a bit of black embroidery thread
1 luggage address tag (not filled in)
a small piece of a children’s book cover
1 red chocolate kiss foil wrapper
1 broken blue balloon
1 book light with dead batteries
1 magnetic “great fish” (the kind that swallowed Jonah)
1 lollipop handle
1 bookmark
1 Calico Critters toy pamphlet
1 hairpin
1 popsicle stick
1 plastic pretend telescope
1 raisin
1 folded church Christmas program (from 2017)
1 yellow index card (blank)
1 Valentine from Arden to Ivy
2 rubber bands
1 clothing tag
1 horse chestnut


Some days the sum total of life seems merely a collection of oddities and scraps. But if I look long enough at the list, there’s a lot of living there. Moments and memories tucked in the folds of a floral print, they form a picture of our very own full, messy, joyous existence.

This little mountain on the dining room table is a signal hill of all the things I cannot keep ordered or under control. It’s also the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. It’s a reminder not to take things too seriously.

And next time I lose something, I know where I’m going to look first!




Lindsey Gallant
A northern girl living the island life. Follower of Jesus. Writer, book nerd, nature lover. Homeschool mom and Charlotte Mason enthusiast. Prefers pen and paper.

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