Here, a few days late, are my solstice greetings to you all.
As I expected, the world did not end on December 22, despite the fact that the gal at the bank told me that she always tries to be ready for the end times. I try to be ready for breakfast.
Anyway, a few of our friends stopped by last night to help with the festivities. It made getting up for the 3:15 work call a little difficult, but we managed.
Liz gave me a drama of dragons, rather nifty napkin rings, actually. Since we use cloth napkins here, they will come in handy. They seem to enjoy gathering about the bowl of seasonal cheer I arranged.
Another friend, Karen, visited her sister right before the holidays. There was an artsy craftsy project arranged, and Karen brought the results home and put them in the gift exchange. I was the lucky recipient. I have needed a light source for my bedisde night stand.
Jocelyn added to the tree ornament collection. This time, a very cute felt owl.
Mallory is not dead, just sleeping. She has a habit of looking dead when asleep.
Impy usually does not look dead. Au contraire…
This very debonair chap has settled in quite nicely. He no longer really thinks about his previous life as an indoor/outdoor cat, but has found that it is very unstressful to live inside. From a hermitage cat, very shy, he has evolved into one of my official reception team, and has discovered that social gatherings are quite nice. You get lots of attention and people scratch under your chin just so. It is all very gratifying. Especially when everyone agrees that you are quite the handsomest cat they have seen recently.
We received a gift in the mail before the busy season, fuyu persimmons from my sister-in-law’s tree.
In addition to smoothies and eating them like apples, they make a very tasty contribution to fruit salad. The other fruits in this selection came out of my freezer where I stashed them earlier this year.
So, if I don’t catch you around before the actual day, have a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.