Our boiler is working, thanks to Clive, our boiler repairman! And we didn’t have to buy any replacement parts! In other Sunday news, Mel made delicious cookies using a recipe that comes all they way from her family in Sicily …
I finished decorating the tree, tried and failed to hang curtains in the parlor, and we had a latke feast this evening.
Having two kitchens is so awesome for group meals!
I love Christmas ornaments, they’re pretty, but more than that, each one carries a story.
The annual unpacking is a party with old memories.
That little airplane ornament was a gift to me from an artist friend of my parents’ when I was wee - the old glass ones are from Frank Hines, a departed friend of Aunt Eileen’s.
The reindeer was from Dad’s mom, Grammy Lillian, who died on my third birthday and who Molly is named after. In old photos of Grammy Lillian she looks like a movie star and stands with one gorgeous leg beveled in that classic pose.