“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend.”
~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer. “Karn Evil 9.” Brain Salad Surgery.
• We awakened yesterday morning to snow. We’d taken down our outside Christmas decorations over the weekend, so we were happy to see it. It was the first snow of the season and as such, looked delightful. Just a dusting that sparkled– and provided a unified color scheme for the outside. A perfect conclusion to the holiday season.
• Looking back on events I realize that this year during the holidays we got together with all sorts of different people. We had a party here at the house that went okay. [If we decide to make it an annual event, next year I’ll know better what to do: more beer & carbs/less wine & healthy.] We met friends for breakfast, lunch &/or dinner at various restaurants all over the city. We went to the Zoo & the Art Museum; we shopped at outlet stores & a huge, unique, locally owned grocery store that specializes in foods from around the world. In other words, we had some low-key, middle-aged, inexpensive fun.
• We’re not ones to buy each other Christmas gifts per se. Instead, in the month of December we tend to buy some things that we each have wanted during the year, but never got around to purchasing. So our “gifts” this year were some Le Creuset coffee mugs in a variety of colors; a new [“virtually indestructible”] Swiss Diamond skillet to replace our previous Swiss Diamond skillet that I destroyed; and a Roku for our un-bedroom (aka the upstairs sitting room).
• There’s really not much more to report from here. I’m feeling rather mellow today. No issues to discuss. No events to explain. No reason for me to keep babbling. So I think that I’ll just say Happy New Year to everyone– and be on my merry way.
[Hello FTC! Just a note to let you know that I haven’t received any sort of compensation for writing about these products. But you knew that already, right? I mean, have I ever been paid for anything I do here on this blog? Heck no! That’d be the day….]