You are such a prolific blogger! I hadn’t noticed you slipping out of the groove. It seems to me that, even with President Obama re-elected, you still have your work cut out for you–keeping us informed about his presidency and all the issues, not to mention recipes and poetry.
You surely deserved a rest! Bea is happy and busy. She is a costume designer for the Stanford Shakespeare Theater Company, learning how to snowshoe down there, and managing to keep up with her academics too. Her professor nominated her for some kind of writing award, which she called home to tell us about! I will tell you asked about her.