Lisa and John left today for their new life together in Massachusetts. We all came out to say goodbye, and appropriately, Nancy and Dick were there, too. Miles got a last hold from Uncle John. I took Bowden out of school early so that he could say goodbye. Dick is covering up an ear he just had...enhanced.
There we are, my best friend, now sister, and I. At least I know that you have a familial obligation to see me as much as possible. I love you, and I'll miss living near you, and I know that my kids are better for having lived near their Aunt Lisa...but I think that this adventure is too good to pass up, and too exciting to feel too sorry for your leaving. Muh.
We spent New Year's Eve morning at the Los Angeles Zoo. Nanny P. called up and asked if we wanted to come down, and we did. Josh had to work for a mammoth camp we had in, but he doesn't like zoos anyway.
I took a picture of Lucy, and she took one of me.
The giraffes were felling amorous. They did some unspeakable things that grossed Bowden out, but never actually mated. I told my mom about it over lunch and she got angry at me and said that I shouldn't talk about that kind of thing. I won't put it here, because of that reaction.
The animals were all pretty active, and fun to watch. The tiger looked like it was going to jump right out...a jaguar munched on a bunny body with great rippings and slurping.
We ate french fries and fried chicken, pizza and soda. The bunny probably would have been better for us.
I doubt I could have made Miles eat raw bunny. French fries? He loves those little fritters. My mom bought us season passes...so this blog will probably show more …
We visited my mom in early December, which was both joyful and exciting, but perhaps the most wonderful thing to come out of that trip was this giant zucchini that my son Bowden found in Nanny's forgotten and neglected garden. Now, I know that sometimes a zucchini can get pithy if grown too large, but this beauty seemed fine. Zucchini is my favorite vegetable. I have a series of posts for Josh's blog that will soon be up, showing what we did with this behemoth of a squash.