|The Queen of All She Surveys holding Barnabas
|Although she's only 8, she is a big fan of the Harry Potter books. She's making good progress on the final book.
According to my sister, the Queen loves reading, and despises math. A girl after my own heart. We talked while she read, and she was oblivious to us. Just like I was at her age. My parents used to say that when I was reading, the house could burn down around me and I wouldn't notice.
|Little Man hiding in the shrubbery
I'm home in Washington state now, had an excellent but long flight (five hours).
Thanks for all the enthusiasm about my days as a thespian. I actually gave all that up about 12 years ago. I don't miss it, but I do miss the good friends. There are a few amateur theatrical groups here, and some day maybe I will get back into it. I got tired of splitting my hobby interests between theatrics and gardening. Gardening won. I was self-aware enough to know that I was a less-than-skilled actress, and didn't really have the talent to get better.
But I know I'm good at gardening.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.