Won't be blogging till next week as I'm off to visit my raison d’être. Baba called to ask what he should buy at the market for Ma to cook. I chose shrimp this time (sauteed in a light yogurt-turmeric sauce, the way only she can prepare it so that it perfectly complements steaming white rice). I won't take anything along except clean underwear and my iBook. Ma will provide a new toothbrush as well as freshly-laundered-and-dried-on-the-line flannel pjs. My old teddy bear is waiting patiently to continue our conversation. He's hard as a rock and has no eyes and mouth, but his ears are intact so he's a great listener. Pass the jet blue slippers; California, here I come.