Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Still Alive...

 My sleep schedule has been topsy-turvy again and I simply haven't had any urge to write lately. I was able to complete my holiday tasks early and enjoy some Chanukah programming online the first few days of the month and though I did not attend my friend's festivities which included 30 people, she nonetheless gifted me with latkes and two types of homemade soup, neither of which contained matzoh balls.

The first was a peanut soup which I thoroughly enjoyed while the latter was her version of minestrone. That was so good I ate all of it for dinner one evening. Both she and her husband cook and it is always fun to eat whatever they prepare. She loves to try a variety of new recipes, hence the peanut soup. She is also musical, and so was gifted with some international music and Ladino Chanukah tunes while he is a science fiction fan. I had a harder time locating his book than her music.

My matzoh ball soups come from a mix which is now conspicuously absent from my grocer although it is available online at exorbitant pricing. This leads me to suspect that some of the so-called supply chain issues people have been discussing are quite possibly contrived.

The problems with my front castors have worsened and now both need to be replaced. I will see if the manufacturer can help and whether how to videos and a list of tools are available. With Delta surging and Omicron arriving, I am less than thrilled at having my vendor's technician do a house call and with only one chair, if these are not replaced, I am screwed.

The weather has been mild and variously cloudy, foggy or hazy with a hint of sunny thrown in to keep folks on their toes. I have been busily bolstering my immune system with vitamin D and Zinc and eating a lot of greens.

Additionally, I've watched and read a few interesting items which I'll happily discuss in a future post.

Wishing you the best of the season, a hearty meow from the resident feline and continued health.


Elephant's Child said...

Your friend sounds very special indeed.
Sigh on the chair front - and I really hope that a solution can be found. Yesterday.
Huge hugs to you.

Boud said...

The chair continues to be such a problem. I'm sorry, it's a worry. So glad you were able to get some festive fun though. Your friend sounds lovely, making sure you didn't miss what she could do for you for the season.

I've been wondering how you were. Looking forward to more news and opinions, too!

Ms. Moon said...

There is a quality of life issue here- getting your chair fixed versus the risk of someone bringing covid into your house. If it turns out that you can't do the repair job yourself, I do hope that you'll consider letting someone come and fix it for you. But I realize that this may not be a risk you are willing to take.
I'm so sorry you have to make these sorts of choices. Hopefully, you will be able to fix the castors yourself.

jenny_o said...

That's a great friend to have! Mmm, soup :)