This picture sums up the last 10 days in all its family holiday glory.
empty lint roller candles Christmas stockings almond butter seltzer can toy trucks empty cups socks rolling pin Christmas table runner playdoh small bottle of whiskey empty tupperware w/ fork that held last of the secret family recipe bundt cake Easter egg (don't ask) card games home Covid tests (just in case) Christmas napkins child's iPad
I secretly love the mess on this table.
We could just be us.
No making sure it looked perfect.
One big beautiful mess.
Just like our family.
Everyone is gone now.
Holiday decorations to be put away have replaced all of this.