Anyway, at some time during her visit, she momentarily climbed into my lap and curled up. I immediately began rocking her and singing a little tune. When the moment was up, she looked up at me, climbed down, and ran over to her mama (my daughter-in-law) and said in a quiet secret voice, "Mama... I'm grandma's baby..." To which her mother acted surprised and said, "oh no... you're my baby." And you could see the delight on her 2 year old face as she looked at her mama and repeated, "I'm grandma's baby!" We all laughed. But it was one of those moments where your heart does a little flip.
Update: A Sam sighting! Remember Sam, the semi-feral Siamese with the beautiful blue eyes who has been around the neighborhood for years. His story is here. Anyway, we hadn't seen him since he was taken off, neutered, vaccinated, and treated for his various cuts and scrapes. The neighbor who took him had brought him back, kept him for 24 hours, and then released him. We were worried as there had been no sightings and it's been about 2 weeks. Perhaps he had crawled off somewhere to die? But no! We saw him yesterday! We now think he is keeping a low profile and recuperating (smart cat). So happy that he is OK!
Another update (not as exciting as the Sam sighting): we had to have another lawn put in. Our front lawn as well as many in the neighborhood was not adjusting well to the drought and winters - it was mostly weeds (and pretty little yellow dandelions!). Anyway, we finally bit the bullet and had St. Augustine put in. It looks much better... (it should - it wasn't cheap).
And lastly, I know that I planned to take some pictures of our latest projects in pottery and post them, but alas, I forgot. We're pretty busy trying to finish up everything as the last day of class is May 9th. Then the summer session starts again in June. But I will definitely (?) try to remember to do this next week (?).
Wishing everyone lots of sunshine and wonderful spring weather!