Hope everyone is enjoying the Yuletide season. I have been at the ancestral home since the 21st with most of these post scheduled. It's been great being out of the four walls so to speak, and enjoy time in my little bubble of three family members and three friends. The year is certainly finding 2020 coming to an end an a melancholic mood for me...and very calm. Certainly been very reflective and I found myself thinking a lot of past family and friends....and current ones...who have been luckily enough to come through the pandemic so far. I, the week leading up to coming come, received news three more friends had caught covid...one in the hospital still now with kidney failure. Not to mention our own poor Ms. Moorecock has also caught the covid. Needless to say that trip has been cancelled...and she has been taken into self quarantine at Moorecock Heights. Two more...a friend and a ex co-worker have also sadly succumbed. Seems to be getting close to home more so these days now since the virus had full on exploded. But the visit home has been very nice and good therapy. My mother has also thankfully received the vaccine at the rehab hospital she works at. That made me feel better.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
My aunt gifted me this old decoration which had been my grandmother's. On the 24th I went to the cemetery to take a pine spray I made for my grandmother and grandfather and talked , and even took a bottle of their wine to drink with them. My grandfather's side is in the wine business.
Christmas Eve found us at my aunt's for dinner, and on Christmas day at my mother's....I made my first ever full turkey dinner...a stuffed turkey, scalloped potatoes, gravy, and glazed carrots and pears. Im happy to report it passed Julia Child's...aka, my aunt's approval. Whew.
My mother's gift to me....I swear by this great smelling and clean scent cologne...a age old gentleman's scent. But don't worry...I still love me my Tom Ford and Hermes. I also got the bath products in a stocking with many odd and ends and money!
My aunt has gifted me this book and sock monkey. I couldn't resist posting them for our Sixpense!!!!!!!!!
Over the weekend I spent the night at the Capital Street Duos, two of my best friends, where we had dinner and drinks and played several games of drunken bingo. They even decorated my own room in their home.
Their breathtaking first floor!!!! Wow!
My mother's big Ridgeback, Lilleth seemed to think she is a lap dog.
Poor Buster Bolfig had a bad weekend sad to stay, and is now on the mend from a back disk issue. He is now on some pain meds and is luckily back to himself. Being mixed with dachshund, which are inclined to get back issues in older age, it's something we will have to monitor...and he will have to get shorter walks to his dismay.
So the visit has been a joy and a bit emotional. I always seem to get melancholic and introspective this time of the year away...but seems heightened during this time, with covid surrounding the tee pees. But still grateful for what I have. Im following this memes advice for the New Year I believe. I plan on tiptoeing into the new year...