Despite a chilly norther that's blown in, it's pretty good here. We opened our presents this morning. I'm happy to report that I got a new veg peeler and can opener, juniper berries, cardamom, and black mustard seeds, plus a splendid pepper grinder from my best foodie buddy. Oh, and a new toothbrush. At this point, we like utilitarian or consumable for our presents. We're gonna have prime rib and a good bottle of Chilean red in a bit. Good friend's coming across the street to join us.
My mother was born a hundred years ago today in a dugout on a homestead claim in Cuervo, Guadalupe County, New Mexico Territory. She saw a lot of change in her lifetime, from riding in a stagecoach to watching men walk on the moon.
The mobile with the flamingos lives a couple blocks down the street from us. The inhabitants pay attention to their place; herself calls it The Martha Stewart Trailer.
I hope everyone else had as good a Christmas Day as the one we've enjoyed. We actually have some tomatoes getting ripe in the back yard. Paradise!