Well, That was a lengthy break...and I think I needed it. I may still need it - lol. Last night I went to bed...woke up at 1:45 (heard the clock chime, so I know what time it was) and never got back to sleep! I'm feeling a bit fuzzy. However, the sunrise today was simply spectacular!
It did not last long at all - maybe a couple of minutes and then it was gone. Then it turned grey and ugly looking and there was a bit of snow and rain. But, eventually the sun came out and it is a pretty afternoon. If I only had more energy I'd go for a walk or do a little archery...but today I am lazy.
So how was your holiday? Ours was so nice. We are fortunate to be able to spend time with Colin & Mailing and also Mailing's parents and sister. We see them regularly, so are comfortable getting together with them.
Christmas Eve found us at Colin & Mailing's for dinner and opening "stocking stuffers." Dinner was amazing. Colin made crab cakes (98% crab meat and 2% filler - saltines and spices). Mailing made some of the best potatoes I've had in a long time. And there were green beans with almonds to go with...and Mailing made a Black Forest Cake. Oh my!
Talbot sported a pretty ribbon around his neck:
Marcel sulked because of the attention Talbot was getting! He (Marcel) stayed under a chair for some time. LOL
Dusty floor and furniture tag hanging down - hahaha.
And then the rains started. Holy crap! what a lot of rain. And the winds were fierce. We drove home in it and found a little bit of water in our basement. C&M ended up with 4" or so in their basement.
Fletch and I hung out a bit at home Christmas morning and then headed over to Mailing's parents house. We had brunch (amazing) and then opened gifts (too many). After that everyone except the Dad's headed out to Valley Forge Park for a walk. Christmas Eve saw temps in the 60's, but by Christmas afternoon it was in the 20's and the wind was still roaring. We walked about 10 minutes - that was it! My face felt like it was frozen stiff. We drove back home, played several games of Deception which was fun - like Clue, but different. Then Bonnie (Mailing's Mom) got started with dinner. We made dumplings (of course) and then there was just a ton of food. Shrimp, veggies, pickles, calamari, beef, pork ribs, and on and on and on!
Fletch and I waddled out of there and were home a little after 9 p.m. I say this every time we all get together, but we are so fortunate to enjoy each other's company. I know not everyone enjoys their children's in-laws, but we do!!
Our weekend was relaxing. I've done a little knitting and a bit of cooking and I've been reading. There is a work project that I need to get started on, but so far today I've pretty much ignored work. I think tomorrow I've got to dig in (hopefully after a bit of sleep!!).
I've enjoyed being off the computer. I've read a couple of blogs on my phone, but mostly I've been off line which my eyes have enjoyed.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday. Not sure when I will check in again, so for now I will say Happy New Year! Cheers to 2021 - I'm hopeful for the new year.