HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS EVERYWHERE!!!!It seems like all we do lately is apologize for being MIA. And that's what it seems like we need to do again. We had a wonderful Christmas despite a few glitches. It was wonderful to see our human brother and family. Chris, Anni, and Jaden arrived on the Tuesday of Christmas week and stayed until Christmas night. Jaden had a big basketball tournament in Austin, TX that started on Monday. We made the most of our time together and had lots of fun. The peeps all went to the Game Show Battle Rooms. They were divided into two teams, the guys v. the gals. They played simulations of The Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, and The Price is Right. The gals won!!! They said it was so much fun. They were nervous because of Covid, but they had a private room with lots of hand sanitizer:) Mom says it felt like she spent the whole time cooking since they didn't go out to eat. But one night they had bbq takeout from Jack Stack's. That made it a little easier on Mom. Then right before Christmas Eve dinner was about to begin with a big ham feast, the kitchen sink had a major clog. Horrors!!! Everyone insisted they switch to paper plates. Mom was mortified, but at least it makes for a good laugh for years to come. Thankfully the plumber managed to come around 9:00 p.m. and cleared things up. Mom was left with a lot of messy pots and pans and silverware to wash. But it could have been much worse if the plumber couldn't come until after the holiday.
Then one of our human sisters had gone to Orlando with her husband and the two grandsons. They left the week before Christmas and were scheduled to come home on Christmas Eve. Well, sister got up that morning with a sore throat and was really stressing about whether she had the dreaded virus. It was too late to get a test. We have to be very careful around Dad with that virus because of some health issues. So sadly they decided that it was best if they didn't come over for Christmas. We face-timed with them, but it just wasn't the same. But the good thing is that once tested, she found out she was OK.
The other glitch to our holidays is told below.