Saturday, December 21, 2019

Who are You and What Have You Done With My Grandmother?

Dave and Carolyn watched the sunrise with me this morning from the kitchen.  It was stunning.

We worked together to make a delicious breakfast for everyone.

I bought a Dot on Black Friday.  The kids enjoyed asking Alexa to tell a joke while they waited for the meal to begin.

I've tweaked the bagels so they are lighter and crispier.  I'm not sure anyone noticed.

For sure no one complained.

After breakfast. Julia was creative with the perler beads.

Papa Ben was still working on the television connections.

Dave helped.

Success!

Sometimes we barely finish with breakfast before we are working on lunch.  Carolyn made the artichoke dip.

While it baked, I played pool with Jacob.  I was so in the zone that Jacob asked where Dewey was.

Nathan knows all the rules.  I'm working on these.

Dave's family brought one suitcase.  The feet made the cut.

Matt joined us for a game.

Dave and Melanie spent some time trying to recover two favorite Christmas decorations which did not survive a recent fall.

I thought Cecil needed a Christmas hat.  Unfortunately, in the process of lifting the hat up, items on the mantle ended up on the floor.  The hat was not worth the loss, in my opinion.

The house has been saved--yay!  The verdict on Santa is not in.

Julia and I worked on burgers for lunch.  A cold day and a hot grill were a nice combination.

The meal was delicious.
All of a sudden, almost everyone ended up at the skating rink.


Big kids helped little kids.  I loved that.

Papa and I stayed home with Melanie, who is not a fan of ice skating.

Melanie won the first round.  And the second.

I won the third.

Melanie actually won one round in one massive play--impressive!

I was personally very happy when Papa won.

Melanie and I played Blink.  I never win against her, but we still have fun.

Melanie gave me a few pointers on shuffling.  She is so good that one of her roommates asked if she'd ever worked in a casino.

Then we played Backs and Fronts Memory.  I was at the back of the class.

I suggested pool.  Mel and I are both very good, but one of our games simply would not end.

We were neck and neck throughout, but victory fell into my lap when Mel scratched.  I'll take it however I can get it!

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