Random thoughts today. We are in Chicago and will hold our newest grandchild, LLJ, the first girl, in an hour or so. I can smell her already!
To celebrate, I put together a lasagne, the recipe from the boys’ paternal grandmother who remains in their lives. We are thankful that connection remains intact although, sadly, not close because of the great distance between our homes.
Meanwhile, back home
We also celebrate Blue Boy’s first athletic letter for golf. True to his personality, he didn’t understand what it was for nor the honor it marked. Simultaneously, he received the letter welcoming him to National Honor Society. Good job, Blue Boy!
Mowgli returned to in-person schooling long enough to raise his grades before being sent home after exposure to COVID. This is getting old. He looks forward to 8th grade graduation and commencement of high school. Hopefully, in person!
Circles of Life: C-boy, the happy father of LLJ, works in Roselle, near to the home we left to move to Arizona. Where will LLJ grow up? That will be determined when C-boy completes his master’s degree.
P-Dil is still perfect, remaining ever upbeat when C-boy becomes discouraged.
ED is enjoying the freedom earned by raising two good kids. She hikes, usually with a friend, at least twice a week. I took up jogging at her age. The 40s were the best!
SD and MBP live actively in Chicago, walking everywhere, enjoying close friendships, enjoying city life. Their still new relationship holds promise for deep love.
The cold clouds of the weekend have moved over the lake to leave warm breezes of spring. It is a good day to take a walk and admire the tulips.