Our wonderful friend Martha and her husband Joe invited Rachael and me to the MacKenzie family Christmas dinner. Getting there was a trifle traumatic, but fortunately Rachael, with her handy telephone GPS, was a little Sacagawea, and was able to safely guide us there through the raging storm and the mysterious and scary freeway exits. And when we arrived, intact, what a treat awaited us! Everything Martha does is fabulous, especially if it involves food. I felt as though I already knew most of her six children and grandchildren, as I had seen pictures, heard stories, and met some of them briefly at church, but I had never really, really met them. Actually chatting with them was a delight. What a diverse, interesting, and fun group they are. And I met her grandson Ian, author (along with his dad) of Tone Out, a very funny web comic. Warning – it’s R rated, perhaps even actually X rated. Not for the squeamish! Ian is, after all, a fifteen year old boy. You know what they are.
In the G rated arena, Martha has lots of angels and several crèches, including this biggish one. But not as excessive a number, as some folks Maureen Dowd knows.
Joe showed me his new camera - a cute little red one with lots of clever features. Now I have severe camera envy!
And now also, after all that great food, I am full as a tick, and am hoping that I don’t get a rude shock when I step on the scale in the morning.