Here are some pics of Lucy. Not nearly so glamorous as your lovely photo, Irene:) Sorry it took me so long to upload them-- I only just recently figured out how to transfer images from my cell phone to the computer (I don't have a digital camera other than my phone these days).
It is so wonderful that Sally is visiting folks. SS, have you seen Jon Katz's latest article in Slate magazine, about how he takes his dog to visit people in hospice care? http://www.slate.com/id/2180065/
It is a kind of introspective time for me, these days. Even though N and I have been officially split up since last August, we've haven't really been apart ever since he moved to DC. Last week, I finally decided that I need some time to really be alone--of course, the corollary is that he now has to be alone, but not of his own choosing. Making someone you love unhappy really sucks. And, alone is pretty scary and empty, but definitely also a time to explore and grow... Right now I'm going on faith that I need some time to come to terms with this emptiness, or at least try.
So, it is pretty nice to check into our blog and hear about what's going on in old friends' lives. I hope that you are all doing well.