Everyone in Seattle: “Oh Rain. Oh sweet Rain, we’re sorry to badmouth you. Forgive us, we were fools. What’s that, Rain? Go fuck ourselves?”
johnroderick from Washington, the state.
Yes, Virginia, it is raining in Seattle. And we are glad. All that lovely, wonderful, white (dirty brown, slushy, scooter-impeding) snow is almost gone. Except for the snow boulders made by the snow plows. But the buses still aren’t running. Pooh!
Yesterday, on Christmas, it couldn’t make up it’s mind if it wanted to rain or snow, but it finally rained. And cleared the sidewalks enough that I could get around on Epona on most of them. Yes! So now I can go someplace, as soon as the rain stops being freezing rain accompanied by wind. And I get over my cold a bit.
We had a last minute community potluck at our building. It was good to see neighbors we rarely saw, and we only had to cook one dish for Christmas dinner. We had curried rice, ham, and chicken for those who won’t touch either. Baked beans, black-eyed peas, scalloped potatoes, mac & cheese, oatmeal cookies, fruit jello, and marble cake. The curried rice, made by the Korean Lady, was very good. She thought this shindig up, and I’m glad.
The Boyo put on his Santa suit, and handed out gifts. I was working on his red sack until the last minute before the potluck. It didn’t turn out badly, but was a pain because my sewing machine has about zero insturctions on how to make buttons holes with it. My previous (used) machines had cams you just dropped in, and viola. Ok, now I officially want the $1,000 computerized machine that you can hook up to your PC with a USB cord, and make any intricate design you can imagine. (Yeah, right. I don’t sew enough to justify it. My sister who quilts, now…)
As you might be able to tell, The Boyo couldn’t find his Santa hat to save his
life. But the red stocking cap worked, and was more in line with what Thomas Nast first drew in the 1860’s. And he just had little gifts he had collected from here and there over the year, some of them promotional items.
The food was good, the community was good, and I enjoyed it. What did I get from Santa? a box to put all my thread and bobbins in. Much needed. I got to talk to people, on Skype, like Nurse Myra and Azahar. And Raincoaster, (sort of, bad connection) and Compu-Diva. Which made these people even more real to me. I got to have The Boyo’s company in the snowy season, and we’ve had fun.
Friday kind of got left out of Christmas, because we couldn’t get to the pet food store, so didn’t buy any new toys for her, although she really doesn’t need them. But I did give her the bones from the soup I made to chew on, so she was happy. She’s also been happy to have The Boyo around, since she loves him to pieces, and always sulks a little when he leaves. My Christmas and Solstice were good, how was yours?