He had a great time, so I hear; had a fish pedicure, saw lots of beautiful buildings and art, and probably made himself sick on the delicious food.
I really do need to get that map on cork-board put up so I can pin all his various trips. Abbey, did he go to Alaska with you when you went? I can't remember. I need to get him over to Germany somehow, but I am afraid to send him through the mail for some reason. I could send him to Jen Blom. I'm sure her little girl would love him to pieces. Okay, enough of that.
I got to spend a little time with Miss Alice this week and am looking forward to seeing all the grands in the Christmas story soon, garbed and singing. Lights! Camera! Action! ...."And there were, in that country, shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night." etc..
Our little Alice is an outdoors girl and cold weather kind of cramps her style, which is out and about. She and I practiced taking selfies for a while after her nap.
Oh yeah, I did finally get my real glasses back, after the two surgeries, and am much happier. The reading glasses are a royal pain.
I have had to take a break from the news again. There is only so much I can take these days. Instead, I have been admiring the sunsets, brought about by our extremely dry conditions, smoke, and dust in the air. We were supposed to have had a big meteor show the other night but, wouldn't you know it, it was overcast and we saw none of it. Not one little falling star. Grrrrrr.....
I've found my keyboard again and am writing. The reading glasses gave me such a headache when I tried to write that I just gave up and took a break.
My bell choir is playing several times this month and it is great fun for all of us. I love bells. Speaking of which, have you seen that blue crystal bell Able and Kari have in their window???? Fantastic. I want one.
The other day, when M and I were heading to town, we noticed this amazing cloud formation. It was feathered around the edges and had rainbows showing through the edges. The colors grew and grew, all along the length of the cloud. I tried to get a picture for you and this is the best I could do, but it was way better, because the colors moved and traveled along the edge.
Abbey, Mags and I pulled on our sparkly Christmas outfits and headed down to the Civic Center for The Nutcracker last weekend. Abbey's friend, T, always makes the best seats in the house available to us and each year there is a slightly different group that meets up, there on the first couple of rows, to enjoy the show. This year S, her mom, Crys and C, T's mom and and T's niece, and K all joined the group. What fun! It's always better if you go to that show with a little girl, or two or three in tow. We bought new nutcrackers for the girls and the show was followed by their annual dancing in the lobby, afterward. (C wasn't sure about that, but I'm sure she'll be willing to dance next year.)
Here we are before the show. (Note: the sunglasses look a little out of place. They are because I still hadn't gotten my own glasses back yet and could.not.take. the sunlight at all.