I left later than I hoped after work on Thursday - an ordeal with a non-functioning cell phone. Betty welcomed me home again with open arms. Hard to believe it's been almost five years since my surgery, when I recuperated on the third floor with Betty taking excellent care of my hot cocoa, grilled cheese, and movie needs. (Actually, when I arrived at nine o'clock on Thursday, she got out the griddle and made me a grilled cheese sandwich and mug of hot cocoa!)
Friday morning I headed out for the first of many visits:
I met Anna Belle down south to catch up over breakfast, a favorite tradition of ours.
After breakfast I made my way up to the NW and caught up with Britta and Kiri. Britta suggested Indian for lunch, which was delicious, though Kiri found the rice more fun to rub into the table. Kiri just turned one, and though she was a bit shy at first, warmed right up and showed off her sweet personality. Such a wonderful age!