May 12th Carolynn and I went into NYC to the DeGustibus Cooking School. The chef, David Waltuck, from Chanterelle prepared a wonderful dinner. The highlight for me was halibut with a cream sauce of saffron, leeks and basil. It was so delicate and aromatic at the same time. May 15th We celebrated son-in-law David’s birthday with his parents and sister from Chicago. Raji made a glorious carrot cake! It was great seeing them after so long. We go back many years together—before David was born. Elaine, David’s mother is my sister Catherine’s sister-in-law. Next week will be our mutual granddaughters 10th birthday. They presented us with a wonderful showcase of their talent—dancing, choreography, piano, flute and bells. We were all in awe of their hard and the love they poured into their show. Thanks Sophie and Sammie! Happy birthday!

That same morning our AAUW Chorale sang our spring concert for the entire Mountain lakes Branch. Kudos to our Director Christina Jonas. She worked very hard with our group to coach and amazing sound from us.

Coming up the last week in May, camping with Orm and Ning, Sheila and Jonathan’s au pairs. Orm will soon be leaving to attend an MBA program in Sweden. We will miss her, but wish her well.