LEXINGTON, Mass. — Devon drew a lei-lei on her easel, yellow with pink tail and a hint of scales.
In case you’re not up to speed on lei-leis either, Devon tells me it is a dragon, and a mean one at that. That’s because it has var, which, thankfully, you can get rid of by painting its tail with all the colors of the rainbow.
Even after last night’s Nor’Easter, I can still see the top of the green-and-white Tower Road sign on the corner, but the clothesline (yes, we actually have one) is covered. I’m plenty sore after 90 minutes of shoveling. But snow days have a silver lining. Devon, our grand-daughter, stayed overnight because her mom had to work and we gambled that Kathy would have a snow day (she did).
Devon’s visits are always a treat. This morning we all cuddled under the covers for a bit, played with letters on her magnetic board, shot a few palm-sized baskets into her stacked boxes, drew that lei-lei, and ate an elephant. Well, not a real elephant. The kind Kathy makes out of pancakes.
Then it was time to go to work. All in all, a pretty good day.