We are on pins and needles over here. Minou is off to fetch Mamie.
Minou's intrepid Maman will have traveled a day and a half, on trains, planes, and automobiles, to see us. She is 82 this year.
We are so looking forward to seeing her. I know that she won't mind, but I was hoping that our house chaos would be put back together before she arrived--it was not to be, since the drywaller are still working upstairs.
I want Mamie to feel comfortable and at home. We will do our best in other ways however.
The floor is mopped. The range and sink are scrubbed. Tomorrow I will buy some of her favorite treats. What a blessing to have this visit at holiday time. I'm grateful that she was willing to make the difficult journey.