I am beyond tired. But I have promised you pictures of Diego, and ye shall have.
Diego has a very long attention span.
Here he is with his lovely mother, my niece, Rachel.
Here's Lo winding yarn, doing absolutely nothing to maintain the image that we are too young to be great aunts.
Rachel with her dog, Feingold. He likes to do close-face, just like Pammy.
Diego reminds me of Swee'Pea, here:
I learned many things during this visit to the Bay Area:
1) I'm missing a year. I felt sure this was my third solo visit to see Lo, but it turns out it's my fourth.
2) Cheese is good. Much more on that, later.
3) Tortoises move a lot faster than you think.
4) Chickens can smell fear.
5) A US dollar, any denomination, is six inches long. This is very good to know if you're knitting on the road, have no measuring tape, and aren't too particular about exact measurements.
6) Croque Monsieur may sound fancy-shmancy but it's pure comfort food. Also, see #2.
7) Whatever combination of hormones I was experiencing in my thirties and early forties has passed, and my fear of flying has disappeared as suddenly as it began. I didn't even have to steel myself or do deep breathing or say special prayers that the pilot was well-rested. Huh.
Here's Diego with the blocks set we gave him. The blocks have Hebrew lettering. This way when it's time for Diego Alejandra Vargas Perlman to answer the question of how esta noche is different from otras noches, he'll be ready.