Last night my book club had a very special guest, Carol Cassella, (author of Oxygen and an anesthesiologist at the hospital where Alexi works) join us for dinner and a discussion. I've been thinking a lot about her comments on the creative process; I hadn't fully appreciated before how many similarities there are across mediums (writing, photography, etc).
I slept restlessly last night listening for the phone to ring with news about my Grandmother. Abbott was up shortly before 6:00am, so I asked him to join me in making muffins. It helped, in my tired state, to have something to focus on, and the one on one time with Abbott was a nice, quiet start to my day. Cal woke up shortly after 7:00 and came to the kitchen with the pronouncement, "something smells yummy in here". The recipe we used yielded the best tasting pumpkin muffins I've ever had. The mixture of cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top makes all the difference.
After breakfast while brushing his teeth Abbott lost another tooth - great excitement in the house!