So of course I forgot to mention the most important new bit: precious Gavriella peanut turned thirteen on Tuesday. (A teenager! Oy! Though she is, as of yet, showing few of the classic signs thereof.) Gavi and Susan and Susan's mom and I spent the day in celebratory activities and much fun was had by all. (I had threatened to take her to one of those restaurants where all the waitstaff come to your table and embarrass you horribly by singing something at you while all the other patrons look on and smile, but we didn't do that.) I believe Gavi felt suitably honored.