So, it’s been a busy but slightly weird few days. Saturday was extremely productive around the house. Sunday I was kind of sad and lonely — not specifically connected to the holiday, except insofar as lots of people I care about are travelling for it, so I don’t feel like I have my people around me the way I normally do (and I’ve been feeling a kind of mild background saudade¹ since Black Rose) and didn’t get much done. Yesterday (Christmas Day) was excellent; I got to spend some time on the phone with my entire family (mother and stepfather, sister and brother-in-law) on the phone, as well as with sionnagh, and I got a little Chickenfinger-nuzzling in there, too. Then I met ragingamazon for a traditional Jewish Christmas: chinese food and a movie. We saw Jean Renoir’s La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) at the Brattle. I’m really glad I saw it, but I felt like I must be missing all the symbolism. Then we went to Mary Chung’s for always-yummy Chinese food; I hadn’t been there in a long time and I was glad that ragingamazon’s idea of a proper Christmas dinner matched mine.
And soon I’m going to be picking up plumtreeblossom at the airport — yay! And we have a busy evening planned.
And just now I got a phone call from cathijosephine, just about to return from California. It was actually about something to do with her new CPAP machine, which is very exciting — she got it just before she left and has used it three nights or so now. Hard to judge, since she’s still massively jetlagged from her and darxus’ trip to India, but early indications are hopeful.
OK, must run and do laundry and suchlike! Happy Boxing Day, everbody!¹ for which excellent word I have minerva42 to thank.