I went outside today.
It was the first time I have been outside this year.
After John and I returned from CA after his mother's service and helping the siblings clear out the old family home, we returned to OHio for just a couple of days to check on things, have Christmas with my son and his family and then we went back to NV & CA. We were only in OH for a total of 5 days in Dec. Returning on New Year's Eve, we both came home sick. I was laid out completely with stomach flu and I am still pretty weak. I seldom get sick, but when I do, I make up for the healthy years. Poor John who wasn't much healthier became nursemaid. He is is the best. We both survived.
While we were in the West we had several of these beautiful big roasted turkeys. Nothing says Christmas dinner like turkey.
The most hilarious gift of the year was exchanged between my two brothers. Better than the gift itself, were the many jokes that bounced around the room when this unique kitchen knife holder was opened..
I was so pleased to attend one of my friend, Tamara's, art parties. We did felting! The company was wonderful, the dinner delicious and the project fun. I had never felted before.
No trip to CA is complete without some mockery. The sign below assumes so much:
*that the food will be ready
*that the take out staff is organized
*that change/charges can be made quickly
*that anyone really cares enough to mark the time
Have a happy and healthy New Year. I have missed you all.