I just finished the first week of Idol auditions in Hollywood. I wasn't so sure that I would like Ellen as the replacement judge for Paula but I was pleasantly surprised. She is a great blend of sweet and sour and very funny, too. I think I'm going to enjoy this season even more than the past. The kid who sang Paula's song, something Garcia (sorry, I can't remember his first name) was my favorite. We'll see if he makes it on group night tomorrow. I also got a valentine card from my sweet granddaughter, Caroline. I sent her a valentine card kit so she could make her own this year and she did an excellent job. I love it!