NPY is a fan of American Idol and roped into watching countless seasons until I picked up my habit of nearly always putting a laptop between me and the television screen. When he replays an especially moving performance, I’ll pay attention though. One such performance was a couple of seasons ago, delivered by eventual winner Kris Allen, an acoustic, drawn-out rendition of the melancholic song, Ain’t No Sunshine. Although I have minimal auditory memory, I can remember the performance and it’s really nice that NPY is trying to learn the song now.
Mum came to visit for a couple of days and left today, the first time I’ve seen her since January since I did not go back for “the usual visit” in May. She spent her afternoons at the seniors’ home where my grandparents live. Mum spent days before coming here making homemade extremely flavourful chicken broth from scratch and Grandmother got just one container due to her lack of refrigeration unit and Lil Sis and I got several containers. I didn’t get a photo of Grandfather who is very sick (both grandparents are over 90 years of age), which is why immediate family have been visiting from as far as Hong Kong and China at times during the summer.
* NPY’s Picture of the Day. While I’m in Toronto and he is in Vancouver, 3400km away, we will try to share with each other (and consequently this blog) pictures that capture our day.