My wife's work let her out early. She picked us up chicken from the new El Pollo Loco. I love this California-based chain, which just arrived in our area. It was like coming home in one of the few ways I think of southern California as home (despite living there for 9 years starting some 25 yeas ago). I do miss lots of things about southern California--chapparal plants in bloom in the Winter, pier fishing on New Year's Day at Seal Beach Pier with our friend Heidi, great Armenian chicken cheap-and-cheerful place, and our two favorite realtors in the world, who became our friends.
Now the US Open tennis tournament is on television, as my wife is a bit of a desultory fan. We arise early tomorrow. Beatrice wore out quickly after an enthusiastic bout of "toss her Red Lobster toy".