Christmas has come and gone, and I have to force myself back into work mode. This will not be easy!
I spent Christmas Eve in Coral Gables with friends of R’s. There was lots of food, including the best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten, and a fire happening in the backyard. A neighbor kindly provided music from his lanai–we met him, too–and I had a great time. My only regret was we drove there and back in the dark, and this was my first time to that part of Florida.
Yesterday, I was at R’s brother’s house for dinner and present exchange. It was a lot of fun, except for about half an hour when I was reminded of D’s recent death and found myself missing my northern friends.
After posting this blog, I have to start the workday. Meh. I’ve never felt less like working. Holidays are a pain that way, aren’t they? Get you into a celebratory mood, then doing an about-face back to reality.
Here’s a pic of the palm trees in the pool area during the day. There was a “proper” Christmas tree inside, but I liked this one better. 🙂 So much more like Florida. The weather, btw, was incredibly good. High of 75, sunny, light breeze. I spent a lot of time in the lanai.
All in all, a pretty terrific holiday. Hope you can say the same. And now–sigh–to work I go! Enjoy your weekend.