Today was two days after Christmas in Austin (Tx). It was 78 degrees at the airport.
The holiday has also provided other 70+ days—all sunny—and, since arriving in early December, there have been at least 2 83 degree days.
We celebrated Christmas Eve at my son’s house opening presents and, on Christmas Day, between the two households, we prepared a feast of prime rib, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn on the cob, salad, rolls and a mixed berry pie with ice cream.
We have played euchre, rummy, Code Word, Upwords, Monopoly and Scrabble.
Daughter Stacey traveled in from Nashville. While here, Nashville suffered the explosion. This affected her Dec. 28th start on a new job, so she traveled back one day later than planned.
Everyone liked the presents they received and we have gone back and forth to each other’s homes, dining, playing games (in some cases, outisde) and it has been a stress-free holiday period. It is the culmination of the cancellation of all holidays since Halloween
Sad news reached me concerning the death of my first cousin (Rollie Monson’s) son’s death while hunting (a heart attack) and my former brother-in-law, Ed Castelein, had a stroke.
Otherwise, no news is good news and, aside from trips to my son’s house, we have remained close to home.
Happy New Year upcoming on Thursday!