|Letter from Los Angeles
||Sunday | 6 July 2014
Los Angeles, California: We had a
relatively quiet day - exercising and errands, and checking-off even more chores
on Lisa's "TO DO BEFORE THE BABY ARRIVES" list. If only everyone on our planet
were 8 months pregnant at all times - the amount of tasks accomplished would be
One job on the list had given us all a bit of trouble. The lamp
(chandelier seems too big a word for this simple-seeming light fixture)
over the dining table was dusty and needed a good scrubbing. The trouble
came via four very very stubborn screws that needed to be loosened in
order for the glass globe to be released from the iron ring and a wire
netting that needed to be removed in order for the outside of the globe
to be cleaned.
The sphere is larger than a beach ball, so slowly dropping it from the
iron ring at the top was a delicate process - especially with a toddler
who only wanted to "H E L P", but was no help at all in any
Luckily, Leo always has plastic animal configurment on his daily agenda
to keep him busy.
Leo did help me a today when I gave our Granddawg, Reese, a bath. Leo
handed me towels and stood guard over the bathroom door so the soggy
canine could not escape his shampooing.
Helpful or not, Leo just makes everything more fun. His sense of humor
never fails to amuse me, his imagination has no limits and Leo is so
polite. He always says thank you (or thank you very much) and please.
After completing many chores today, I made a salad and we had
pizza delivered to the house. Our reward.
Roasted beets, avocado and radishes in an orange-olive oil dressing
The Syracuse from
We again took a walk after dinner. Lisa, Lenny, Leo,
Reese, Bubbe, Bubba. A lovely ending to a lovely day.
Until my next update, I remain, your helpful correspondent.
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