Holiday Catch Up
It's the lull between the bookend celebrations. Winter has settled in with a Christmas blizzard that dropped 22" in our immediate vicinity. Right here at the house, we didn't see that much because we were getting a lake-effect warming that turned the second half of the three day storm into mostly rain and sleet. This meant of course, that if you didn't get your shoveling or plowing done right away, everything turned into cement. It's snowing again now, but I am not expecting anything like the Christmas blow.
The puppy is staring out the bedroom picture window in hopes of seeing her little friends the chipmunks (not the ones in the theaters) despite many conversations about how chipmunks sleep through the winter, which I am all in favor of.
Our downstairs tenants now have a little kitten that spends most of her days up here in mock battle with the puppy (who is not really a "puppy" but a five year old toy poodle). This provides me with endless distractions - not that I need any help in that department.
We have a full house once again now that my daughter is home for a month. She had her annual "Spaghetti Ball" the day after Christmas where she invites her posse to a "fancy" dinner and they all get dressed up and hand their car keys over to me for the night. Last year they got locked out of the house after a 3 AM walk to Perkins and had to climb a ladder to the second story to get to an unlocked door. Fortunately things worked better this year.
We have a full complement of parties yet to go to. This coming weekend we head down to the Cities for Risa's paternal family celebration, but before that, we have a family gathering here on New Year's Eve and dinner at a friend's house the next night. Busy busy.
OK, time for me to get on with my chores (as laid out by SWMBO). Talk later.