Saturday was a pre-holiday whirlwind – first, a mad but efficient dash around the Fresh Pond Mall for everything from spirits to mailing supplies to a Christmas dress for S1 (that was the score of the day). Then it was over the newly-opened southbound passage of the Leonard Zakim Bridge and Central Artery (capsule review: OK, but don’t expect a speedup until things are really done in 2005) to get to my Dad’s place, where we did a pre-Christmas celebration – he and his wife left for England the next to celebrate with my brother’s family there. Sunday was a bit a less hectic, but it took us three tries to find ducks for Christmas dinner after refusing to pay five dollars a point at Whole Foods: Trader Joe’s, no; Stop & Shop, no; Johnny’s Foodmaster (my meat-eater’s hunch), YES.
I finished my Christmas shopping this morning (hey, twelve hours earlier than usual !), came home, and then went to lunch with S0. We also had ice cream, sent some mail at the very quiet post office, and saw one of the apparently returning Bald Eagles at Mystic Lake, along with gulls, swans, and common and hooded mergansers. And now I'm typing this at you. THE END (for now).