Dec 6, 2017 12:15AM - edited Dec 6, 2017 03:34PM by ChiSandy
We have the tree and decorations up, but that's about it. Haven't sent cards in years--thanks to being busy with the show this time of year (a week earlier this time so there goes my excuse). Haven't shopped and have no desire to get anything for myself. I will probably make charitable donations in the name of friends & family for charities for which they are likely to give moral but can't afford monetary support. We go to friends for Christmas dinner the day after opening presents Christmas Eve (Bob's patients and staff do give gifts), drinking glögg (brought in from a tavern in the nearby formerly-Swedish Andersonville neighborhood) and torching a plum pudding at midnight to the strains of a holiday rock mixtape. But dinner may be bittersweet--our friends' son (born a week before Gordy) is getting married in June and moving to Seattle; and Gordy will probably be texting his girlfriend all through the meal (she'll be down in Houston with her folks and he will fly down and join her for New Year's). This might be the last Christmas dinner with both of the boys present...or maybe they and their SOs will fly back here from Seattle & Houston.
Gordy & his friend Andy were born 8 days apart--Andy's mom & I got pregnant a month apart (Andy arrived precisely on his predicted due date), but Gordy was a preemie. Bob, Kathy & her husband (also a Bob), and I all went to Bradley childbirth classes together. (Kathy, her Bob & I were the nucleus of a band that started as an acoustic trio and ended up a full 5-piece rock band).
Tonight was cast-iron-seared grass-fed ribeye (insanely well-marbled and done perfectly mid-rare), with balsamic Brussels sprouts and a Greek salad.