January 5th, 2019

piranha - ice.

Family time!

Yesterday marked the official end of the Christmas season. Mom had all of us kids over for a turkey, but the bird was a bribe so that after dinner we'd do the chore that nobody loves: removing Christmas tree ornaments and packing everything up until next December.

It usually takes a couple of hours to get all the decorations wrapped up, but with Jeans, Donna, Kenny, and me all pitching in we got everything taken care of in about forty-five minutes. Go team! Seanie would have helped if he could, but he had to rush home to finish packing for CES (he flew out to Las Vegas this morning) and track down his passport, since we're not sure if he needs it due to the new regulations regarding air travel and ID.

Today Donna hosted Jeans and me for a girl's day in. We drank tea, wore face masks, ate lots of unhealthy snacks, and watched Death Becomes Her, a comedy horror movie from the early 90s starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn and excellent special effects. It reminded me that there are so many enjoyable films I've missed, and I really should try to make the time to go back and catch a few.