We had our Christmas and it was great! LJ got in safely and we had a couple of day to visit before we celebrated our Christmas. Mostly we sat, masks on, playing games around the table, Mollie’s all-time favorite past time. Many of the games seem way too complicated for me, but I gave it a try.
There was too much food around everywhere you looked, but I’m not complaining. I may have to work on the effects after New Year’s, but that’s days away so why worry?
I liked this particular picture of my kids. If they are in a contest, I think they’re close.
I got so many nice things. My birthday was last week so I always get way more than I should. Mollie gave me this – I’m not positive what it is, but she has promised to sit down with me and go over its features this week. She says it’s for the kitchen and I can watch shows on it or listen to my book or pod casts so I’m anxious to play with it.
Nick got me this table I’d seen and I love it for my writing room!
But perhaps my sister knows me better than anyone, because she got me this!
I’m definitely addicted and opening a large bag is not good for me, ‘cause I can’t stop. But I can eat only one bag a day like this.
We did have one small problem arise with both kids here. I’ve learned that in NYC after several people were found frozen to death in their apartments years ago, a law was passed that landlords must provide heat, it’s all part of the rent. But the tenants have no control over it what-so-ever. So the apartments stay HOT, overly hot. LJ says most of the winter they have to leave a window open a little just to live. So the poor boy was cold the whole time he was here. I made sure he had plenty of blankets, cause I can’t sleep when it warm at night. Then Mollie joins us. Complaining slightly and asking us how we could sleep in the house as hot as it was.
To clarify – LJ apartment stays around 80 degrees, Mollie – who squeezes every penny until it screams keeps her heat at 62 degrees. You can see which of my kids pays separately for their heat. And we keep ours at 67 degrees during the day and 62 at night. I feared changing our temperature in either direction would show favoritism so we left it at our normal and gave LJ the remote control to the gas logs and a throw to wrap up in. Seems as though the one living in the cold north needed to toughen up a bit!
I loved seeing my family, I hope and pray we all stay well. And I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday – whatever you celebrate!