Friday, January 14, 2022

Christmas, Better Late than Never

Good afternoon.  Great news.  I tested negative this morning.  Whew!!!!  I can finally return to the center next week. I'm really going stir crazy about now.  It's been a long two weeks.  Been missing my peers even though I have seen several of them on zoom.  It's just not the same as being out there and socializing.  Gosh, I am so thrilled.  I was dancing around the room.  Been trying to learn that TikTok challenge dance so that gave me a good chance to practice....with hubby looking at me like I was crazy of course.   

We didn't have our Christmas Eve feast this year.  My son had Omicron and was in quarantine until the 26th. So on Christmas day, hubby and I went to spend some time with Anthony.

It was a dreary gray day, but before we left a miracle happened.  The sun came out so brightly and shined down on his grave.

This was the second time this happened.  The first was on Thanksgiving when my son Jerry and I visited.  I swear the son shined brighter than I had ever seen it, it's rays falling on Ant's grave.   It was blinding.  You couldn't even look in that direction.

I swear that was Ant letting us know he was there.

I didn't want to have the party on Sunday since the next day was an early day for me so we celebrated Christmas and New Year's together.  This year we had an Italian feast:

Caprese Chicken from Pasquale Sciarappa.  So yummy.

Meatballs and sausage with my special sauce.

Shrimp scampi for hubby.

Two pans of baked ziti.

Cheese, crackers and pepperoni.

Buffalo wings.

Chocolate cake for dessert.
My son and I.  I continue shrinking.  Now down to 5'1".  The incredible shrinking woman.
My adult coloring class.  That's me in the dark blue seater.

The center didn't have a Christmas party this year so we had our own in the last class of the year.

Question for you.  I keep getting an add to join the Google Web Creators Community.  What's that?  Has anybody joined?


  1. "Google Web Creators Community" I've not come across this, so sorry I cannot help.

    Good news on the negative test ... off to the centre you go :)

    I enjoyed your photographs, food looks tasty.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  2. I haven't heard of Google Web Creators Community either. What happened to their apostrophe.
    I am glad that you have tested negative. Hooray for being able to socialise again, and how wonderful that the sun emerged at just the perfect time. On both visits.

  3. Glad you tested negative. That is good news. Now you can get back to the center.
    I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs- Diana

  4. What a feast! Especially that chocolate cake, mmmmmm. Glad you can go back to the Centre next week. I was at the doctor's the other day and was measured -- an inch shorter than I used to be. I don't like it one bit!

  5. Your feast looks delicious! It's always nice to be able to rejoin friend groups. Always remember - size has nothing to do with ornery-ness. And get a good stepstool!

  6. Welcome back, Mary! I was beginning to worry about you. Your feast looks wonderfully delicious. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!!

    Fingers crossed on our in-coming bad weather, too. Take care!