Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:48 AM
Just a quick note before I crash. I’m exhausted.
This has been a FUN Thanksgiving, even though the lack of sleep is getting to me. Apart from having to line-edit a bunch of sub-literate essays, I’ve inherited the task of entertaining my five-year-old niece, whose parents are relieved to have me take her off their hands for six or eight hours every day. Don’t get me wrong: I love the job. She’s the cutest little girl in the history of the world, but, whoa, is she a terror! It takes all of my ingenuity to keep her from destroying the house.
Still, I’ve loved rediscovering the books I used to read to my daughters when they were little. I even find myself remembering the particular cadence with which I used to read certain sections so as to produce the optimum five-year-old response. And it still works. Yay. Everybody else in the house is busy with cocktail parties and chitchat. I get to play with her. Lucky me.
Anyway, I’m wiped out right now. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Talk to you soon.
Nov 26, 2012 2:58 pm
Subject: Re: Thanksgiving
I am dashing between meetings but thinking of you. So glad that your holiday turned out better than you had thought! My niece put on a concert on Thanksgiving, playing two songs with both hands!
Hope you’re having a good day back at work.