grandmother, said, "I love to hear you smile,"
listening in on my and Mom's conversation.
Obstruction cleared, Mom is home from the
hospital and back on solid food. The saintly
woman who sometimes cooks for her made pasta.
Mom treated her to an aria. Everyone's happy
today because my expecting sister heard her
third child's heartbeat for the first time and
I confirmed my flight for Thanksgiving. After
I hung up, the garbage disposal got stuck.
(It's the only one in the building --
consolation for not having a balcony.) We
fished out the beercap -- smashed flat and
rusty, it wasn't even one of ours. But now the
works like a charm.