Today was Christmas again in Lloyd.
Whatever it is that I have done to deserve the friendship of Linda Sue is beyond me but her ability to know exactly what I would like and love and cherish and need amazes me. One of her orphans is now living in Florida! And she came with her own nurse. According to Linda Sue, this orphan, Tilly, was the one who, upon hearing about Florida and alligators raised her hand to volunteer to travel to such an exotic land. And so now here she is, with her own chicken! She has an appendix scar which Nurse has been tending to for her. I checked and the incision site looks absolutely perfect. Nurse knows what she is doing. And the Mexican beauty was tired of the dark and cold days of the Pacific Northwest so she decided to come along too.
I had the realization today that finally, at the age of 68, I have made a friend I can play dolls with. This is truly a fine thing. I always say that inside of us we have every age of ourselves we've ever been and this new development in my life pleases and tickles the five or six or seven-year old Mary so much. The 68 year old me is charmed.
Just so very grateful.
I introduced Tilly and Nurse to Dorothy Anne and Lucy.
It is a family.
And won't it be handy to have a nurse about to help with any and all problems the babies and their older siblings and cousins might encounter? I think Tilly looks absolutely thrilled to be here. She must truly have an adventuresome soul.
Here are some flowers I took pictures of on my walk.
Pragmatic Woman Art.
If that's not already a thing, it should be.