Got a pile of my nieces favorite little books and read to her for an hour. J. left to go back to the Bronx. Before she left we all had dinner; afterwards I cleaned all of the dishes. I have this curling iron J. used last time she was here that she loved, so I gave it to her as a gift. She was excited and grateful...but unfortunately couldn't fit it in her suitcase, so I gave her a big bear hug instead.