the verrazano-narrows bridge
gateway to the motherland
Right now I'm cooking - baked mac & cheese for tomorrow night at baby bro's house in Brooklyn and then baked ziti for Christmas Day here with my DIL's family. Oh yes - and some saw-seege, the mild and the spicy of course - cooked in homemade sauce for hours and hours.
I have crap to wrap.
I forgot to gas up the car for tomorrow night - the exodus from NJ to Brooklyn really burns it up. I can hear Mother Nature whispering over the noise of horns and backfires - "why don't you all just stay where you are"
Yesterday I spent hours in Macy's. There were Smurfs in the ladies room. Giant stuffed Smurf dolls. I don't get it. I did amuse myself by pondering that truly it was Papa Smurf who was born on December 25th.
And then!! - as the commercial says - "I went to Jared"
My personal jewelry host, George, was lovely. Attentive and friendly. I was offered a cappuccino. All this just for purchasing a $45 Pandora charm for my niece. It was bliss.
I wish you all good things. Blessed be whatever or whoever you worship or just like a lot.
If you have already celebrated Chanukah then bless your heart - enjoy the fact that the Chinese restaurant and the movie theater will be empty. I envy you.
And as always ...
... there is Hope