My beloved friend, Gretchen, and her hubby, John, and their absolutely incredible, 13-yr-old daughter, Greer, flew out of Burbank earlier today after a four-day, mini vacation. And I must admit, their visit was a GODSEND!!! Gretchen had to work during most of the day, so I spent the days with John & Greer. We drove all over L.A. and beyond. I accompanied them to Disneyland, Hollywood, The Grove, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, etc. We had a blast! Truth be told, I didn't want their visit to end. I walked from my apartment to their hotel daily. And, to many, the walk is quite a distance, but, to me, it was just fine. If they were staying farther away, I would've walked farther. Gladly. Walking can only benefit me. Anyway, last night was our final dinner out. I selected Asia De Cuba, in Mondrian Hotel. Oh, how I wish Donald was still working at the hotel, so he could've ducked in and chatted with everybody like he used to do. But, alas, just like in my own life, a change was necessary and he moved on. --- I've gotta admit that this week I've eaten like a pig. Without Gretchen & Co., I'm back to my sardines, whole grain toast and raw broccoli. Yum. --- I made sure to send Gretchen an e-mail, thanking her for her generosity. What appears above are the messages I attached to that e-mail. God bless her for being such a terrific friend. And, you know what? God bless ME, too, for being such a terrific friend!!! Haa!!