Yesterday I went to pick up Mimoza by myself. I had a rather hectic drive on the 401 with my windshield washer fluid frozen up on a slushy day! (Though I did enjoy the opportunity to listen to a lot of Musicophilia.) I pulled over a few times to clean the windshield with snow. Finally, I stopped at a gas station and and bought more washer fluid to pour over the nozzles. It worked! What a relief! I made a trip to IKEA and got a few small things, but I have to say, I hate shopping more and more all the time. (That’s another story.) After IKEA I had a lovely lunch with friends’ before heading to the airport. I started to get a little nervous, standing there watching strangers from all over the world walk out those double sliding doors, waiting for the stranger I was to pick up. Then she appeared and we greeted and all the nervousness vanished.
Ben and Gabe just had a disagreement before the photo was taken and that is why Ben looks so dejected. Obviously, it didn’t have the same impact on Gabe.
Mimo and Gabe made “Galette des rois” or “King Cake“, and while it was baking she made paper crowns with all the boys. They had a lot of fun and they loved the cake. And we all love Mimoza. She is warm and sweet and so easy to welcome into our lives!