1. Catching up on news of old friends with the owner of a restaurant I used to frequent
2. Later sitting in a coffee shop situated in a space that used to be inhabited by a store I used to frequent and remembering the how the owner's little dog used to sneak down the spiral staircase to say hello
3. Triangular metal tea balls
5. Anticipating great things
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.