#1. Getting acquainted with little baby Mae–lots of cuddles and imagining the grand little girl she’ll grow to be ahead… #2. Catching up with Mae’s other grandparents, Alfie and Karen, in from upstate New York to see Mae as well. Kind, fun people.
#3. Watching Aaron and Jessica as new parents. It’s the most tender, wonderful thing to see you kids walk into that new vocation with grace and all that joy (as well as the sleepless nights and diaper changes).
#5. Sitting alone for an early morning breakfast, just me, my book and a cup of tea, in the breakfast room at the Hotel Drisco. Perfect. #6. Dinner at the Zuni Cafe with Larry and kids. I’ve been wishing to go there for a long time.
#7. Quiet conversations with Aaron and Jessica over beautiful meals. In the picture, Aaron is showing me house remodel plans. #8. Grand day out with Ani, shopping and eating and talking all day… Here she is on our stroll across the Cal campus.
#9. Trip up to Petaluma, across the Golden Gate and along the bay with a stop in the old city center for coffee and chocolate with Ani and Brian. #10. Getting to know Harry– Ani and Brian’s new adopted pet– the sweetest dog in SF.