White Dog got up early to help Steve. I awoke to this directly in front of me:
"And this is not even the BEST meal," White Dog promised. "For dinner we are making Southwestern lentil soup and duck (yes, DUCK) tacos with dad's soon to be famous cherry salsa." "And for dessert," Bailey interrupted, "we have caramel-less flan, just the way you like it!" "Loved Ones, that sounds wonderful but I have not yet eaten breakfast and dinner is many hours away."
"Open your gift and put it on," Roman encouraged as Steve handed me a ribboned box. "Just pull the ribbon," everyone said. "Oh my, this IS a surprise but I really can use a second oximeter, one for the bedroom and one for out here. Thank you for caring about keeping me healthy."