I was able to have lunch, noodles, with my friend Mikki Knudsen, author of The Library Lion and so many other wonderful books. I can't believe I didn't get a photo of us, but it just wasn't that sort of date. It was just so good to reconnect and fill each other in on our changing worlds.
I was honored that they let me light the Menorah candles several nights as Ellen and Delia sang. What a lovely ritual.
All said, I can't imagine a better way to spend my first Christmas without Stan. My friends offered so many hugs, but mostly a beautiful refuge. I am so grateful and love them dearly.
From their warm home I took a wonderful train ride to visit my friend Mary Jane Begin in Providence, RI... coming up next!