My folks are visiting, which is why posting has been nonexistent.
I am happy to report that my parents have discovered that one very effective way of blunting my occasionally rough edges comes in liquid form. Smiles and good cheer all around a as a result. Repeat.
A visit from my mom means more clothes for the baby (for whom we have personally bought virtually no clothes in her life thus far, so effective is my mother in this department). And, of course, more clothes from my mom means more clothes with embroidered cherries on them.
I leave this to you, dear reader, to interpret.