By "idiotic" I mean dressing up in my sister's pimp coat.
That was one highlight of Halloween.
The other was trick or treating at Uncle Johnny's new senior apartment building, where I'd just moved him in after driving down from New York the day before. Yep, Uncle Johnny's here full time now, can you believe it?
There's quite a few people who are pleased about that turn of events.
This Thanksgiving, we also had the pleasure of my aunt's company as we enjoyed a nontraditional repast.
Mom, whose absence is of course felt all the more acutely on the holidays, used to make amazing appetizers. My task was to replicate Mom's nutty "meat" balls, vegetarian amalgamations of pecans and water chestnuts. I made a vegan version that was a tad lacking in cohesion--but tasty!
And easy to digest as long as you have a specially-designed stomach warmer
and then Mom's birthday.
We visited her and brought her some champage.
What a comfort those dogs are.
How can you be blue for long when you've got a little bald snorting thing humping your leg?
Enjoy the moment, honor those who have passed and be thankful for what we still have.
And while you're at it, make out a little. Mom would approve.