Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

I have missed a few posts due to various things. We walked in the Turkey Trot again. It was snowing on us and that was a cold walk indeed - but it did stop and we got back to have the traditional dinner. Kelly helped out by doing the turkey and everyone brought something. I produced a pumpkin pie but forgot to put sugar in it, which apparently really confused our Mexican guests who didn't know what to put on it. (I threw mine out and so did everybody else.) Well, we had apple pie and cookies anyway.
Unfortunately, Art did something to his back while putting the leaf in the table and has been in pain ever since. The problem is that at our age, it is dangerous to move at all! To prove this theory, I slid down a driveway doing a corkscrew motion and thus also became a casualty with a strained/broken foot.
Anyway, we are dealing with it and it didn't stop us from having a very nice time at Ed's where we gave the kids their Christmas gifts. It was a little early as it had to be held on December 13th. However, I guess the kids don't care when they get gifts!
It feels a little odd, though, to have our Christmas over already while everybody else is running around and Christmas carols are still playing. At least I don't have to shop for presents - something that, at this time of year in the stores, must be like the running of the bulls at Pamplona. Hallelulja.
We will have a Christmas dinner, though. Then, on into 2015.
I've been studying meanwhile with a group under Michael Hiebert and Yvonne Rupert, two writers who are sharing their expertise on the Writers Village University. So much to learn! I hope I can really put it to use. It's easy to say you know something and totally different to use it. Come on, brain, wake up!

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