This has been a wonderful holiday for me and my family, with a lot to be grateful for.
I am happy to report that my Mom is doing very well. She's in her last week of partial weight bearing on her injured leg; after the 31st she can switch from a walker to a cane. (Her surgeon has called her recovery "remarkable.") She has been staying with my brother and SIL since her discharge from the hospital nearly three weeks ago. I see her most days and encourage her to do as much walking as she can. Her mental state has improved a lot too: she's back to reading the newspaper and talking to friends occasionally, and generally has a sunnier outlook.
Michael and I spent Christmas with his family in Pennsylvania. We drove down to his Dad's and had dinner at a restaurant nearby. On Christmas morning, Michael's sister Beth prepared brunch for all of us.
A true pet lover, Beth had holiday presents for Freddy and Willy, as well as for Michael's Dad's cat, Herbie.
You can see their respective reactions in the video below. (Those on portable devices can click here.)
In other news, Michael and I saw a fantastic Broadway musical last weekend, The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. If you know the British film Kind Hearts & Coronets, you know the plot. The show was marvelously performed, witty and fun -- I highly recommend it.
Finally, Michael tried on my plaid wool shacket and has decided he wants one of his very own. Methinks it's time to get back to work!
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!