Friday, December 31, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Snake River and Phantom Carriage

 Our only real holiday plan this year was that we got tickets for live music, performed by local musicians "Snake River" with the early 20s silent film "The Phantom Carriage" from Sweden. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm always game for this type of thing. It was loud and rockus but I found it deeply meditative and satisfying. I bought one of their records (on vinyl) which they all signed. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Painting again


Feeling very out of practice but did a painting of this Polaroid JoyCam that Marc LaFoy sent me. I might have to re-do it as it is rather clumsy. The cold and the crowded kitchen are both distractions. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Nightmare Alley

Cheap Tuesday tickets drew us back out into the cold for another movie tonight.  Loved the new Del Toro film Nightmare Alley. Just what I hoped it would be. 

Monday, December 27, 2021


 Very cold this week. We thought it would be a good idea to stay home, but instead we went to see the new Spiderman movie (which was lots of fun). Full price in 3D is a pretty penny, but it's a little gift to ourselves. 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Boxing day visiting

Before going to Lori's yesterday, we took home covid tests (all good). Today we asked Mike and Paul over, getting them to do tests first as well. This new Omicron varient of covid spreads really easily and it causing much distress everywhere. We played some Bang!,  some Boss Monster (gift from Geremy), and as they were leaving, we played through the whole deck of Snake Oil.
Earlier in the day, we caught up with Gertrud and Fred and George and exchanged a few gifts. 


Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas day

We slept in, opened stuff, had snacks, then went to Lori's for supper. Dad was in good spirits, even though he was there well past when he usually gets grumpy (9:15!). We didn't stay late.