I’ve got ..a new assignment to do today. It involves highly technical stuff. It sounds simple, so far, but that’s so often an indication that I don’t understand it fully…

Last night M Bassoon and La Russe came over for dinner and Scrabble. We made pasta with chicken, tomatoes, mushroom, and wine sauce. Also flourless chocolate cake. Bread, watermelon, wine. It was nice.

We played Scrabble in teams. M Bassoon was refusing to play, largely on the grounds that #2 daughter always wins. This is true. She’s the kind of player who puts down the word “mug” and gets 36 points for it: a strategist. M Bassoon and I are both the kinds of players who use words like “gorse” and “veer” because they’re cool words. We won.