you will forgive me, dear reader, if i am predisposed today but my granddaughter has arrived. emma mae was born this morning (august 5th) at 7:59am by caesarean section. she weighed 7lbs 14oz and seems to be perfect in every way. even her shriek is endearing.
i will resume my usual pattern of selfless service to you, faithful reader, in short order. but i will thank you for indulging me a day or two to bond with the most beautiful child in the world.