Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Post Christmas Day

Dear Muse and Fans,

A day late but very much in earnest, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Christmas Eve night (when I usually post)  I was soaking in a warm tub at 3:30 in the morning to combat achy muscles from last minute shopping at the Beverly Center, cooking, cleaning house, wrapping gifts, getting out my Holiday notes to friends and entertaining family.  The blog was just not going to fit in to the schedule, much as I wished to do it.

Today, after cooking breakfast for my daughter and her boyfriend, I just wanted to sit back in my favorite chair, play my six "words with friends" ongoing games with D and catch up with my stack of unread newspapers.

My favorite chair.

This evening we will probably go to the movies and/or out to dinner.  We're feeling lazy and playing it by ear. It's been a beautiful (but too short) day and right now my body craves a short nap.

Yesterday we visited with my older sister and her husband (who has ALS) and family.  Then we stopped by to visit my sister A.  I took her a soft, cotton knit Ralph Lauren nightgown and took her caregiver leftovers from Christmas Eve at my house and some Harry and David pears.  Then it was on to my younger sister's house for Christmas Dinner with the rest of the family.

By the time we got home and unwound from the day's events, it was 4 a.m. before I literally crawled into my very inviting bed with a soothing cold, silk eye pillow over my eyes.

I hope you all made it through the holidays in similar fashion, spending time with family and/or good friends.

I noticed the Muse is in sunny California this year and hope he got to celebrate with family and/or loved ones too.  I also know he was recently in Liberia with the very charismatic Mr. MacFarlane-Barrow doing some good deeds and I admire Gerry for his good heart.  He/one could do worse than hang out a little with a man who runs rings around the more saintly with his intelligent simplicity and innate kind spirit.  Whether he knows it or not, it is there for all to see every time he speaks.  Those little children he feeds all over the world have a great champion in him.

In that same kind spirit,  I wish you and your families many blessings and much good health.

Now on to New Years.

With affection,


Songs out of tune, the words always a little wrong...Canzoni Stonate