Well, we had a pretty good holiday season here. It's been odd getting used to being at home and also being a guest in my son's home but it's been great for the most part. Lots of laughing and we all get along just fine. And there's cats. I haven't been very productive in that I have my canvas and supplies all set up to start the big Granny painting but haven't started it. The kids have gone away to a big swing dance competition weekend so I'm on my own. Truth told it's a bit creepy. They only moved into the house they're renting a week or so before I got here and so they haven't put the homeliness into it and so with them gone and just me and the cats, it's a little odd.
Let's see, highlights of the festive season. I was invited to my first Hannukah dinners as my son's girlfriend is Jewish. It was quite lovely. They celebrate Shabbat on Saturday starting Friday evening and on Friday evening which was Christmas day (I cooked) her mother quietly lit the Shabbat candles and everyone said Shabbat Shalom and Merry Christmas and hugged. I thought it was very sweet.
Alex and Samantha have finally gotten me to sort of overcome my fear of couple dancing and I've been going to beginner swing dance lessons on Sundays. They've only been dancing a year but they're already teaching. I am really bad currently but getting marginally better all the time. I think I'm in it for the clothes, seamed stockings, shirtwaist dresses and victory rolls. FUN!
Other than that just taking care of my mom and visiting with the kids. I've never been away from Mike this long, almost six weeks and I don't like it very much. He's coming next week for a meeting and will stay a week for which I'm very grateful. Then six more weeks (ish) and the air should be clear enough in Delhi to return. Hope everyone had a jolly holiday season.
"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!" Eubie Blake on turning 100