I really need to get back to the Bay Area, now that I've left it I realize how much I love it...I went to visit my mother and her husband and we got Indian food, which I have been dying for...there are no Indian restaurants around where I live...there was an all you can eat buffet and I stuffed myself...it was wonderful.
Then I went to see my sister and her family. My nieces are incredible...they have each been writing stories about my mother's two chihuahuas. They will do a page with a drawing and a small paragraph. They are up to a hundred pages each! And the stories are very smart and funny. They amaze me...when I was a kid I would begin to do a big project like that and then abandon it partway through from boredom (come to think of it, that sums up my employment history as an adult heheh). Those two are smart cookies and so energetic.