Our girl Rachel is a very generous person. She's really very good to us. While we were away, she watched the cats for us, which she always does. She really thinks of herself as Yin and Yang's aunt. They love her, too.
Rachel can be thoughtful and kind in lots of little ways. She did one of those in a big way yesterday. We got home from the airport around mid-day, pretty worn out. We got up at 3:20 in the morning, to get packed up, and on the road. It was about an hour to Tampa, and there were rental cars to return, and flights to make. By the time we got home, we were pretty tuckered out.
Not only was Rachel there waiting to greet us, but she stayed over and made us a delicious dinner, of home made meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and even wine.
(Okay, she didn't make the wine, she just bought it. Geez what a critical reader you are - what, you expect she's going to put a grape stomping tub in the garage or something?)
This whole vacation was really about family for me. First I got to get to know the newest member of it, my great-nephew K., and his other grandmother from Japan, and then when I come home, I get this lovely treatment by Rachel, who is, in a different but no less important way, also family to me.
I'm really very fortunate.