by Joanna

Somewhere in southern Illinois

Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely (long, if you’re in the US) weekend.  I was able to go out to St. Louis to visit my sister and her family, which is always a delight.   Four small boys to pal around with and snuggle; a brother-in-law to banter with; and a sweet sister to discuss the Very Important Things In Life with.  Also there is quite a lot of good, wholesome, healthy food to eat. And, on this trip, Sunday evening right at dusk saw Julia and I enjoying a quiet moment in the paddle boat on that pond you see up there.