Brain dead — can’t think of an overarching topic sentence, so I’ll put bullet points.
1) I got a new cat. Her name’s Ed (short for Edradour, an Scottish whiskey, because part of her markings’ whiskey colored). She’s a stray, who was crying outside one day, when it got rainy and cold. JG brought her in when she was visiting, a couple of weeks ago, and Ed’s stayed. She’s about four months old, very playful, and very lovey. Here’s a pix of her, lounging on Daniel’s activity mat:
2) Daniel is three months old now, and he’s started to smile and laugh. Here’s a brief video of Daniel in his bouncer chair, smiling and laughing as the Hubby talked to him on Christmas Eve:
3) Christmas was spent at my folks’ place again. Christmas not-Midnight Mass (it was at 8:45pm, Christmas Eve); happily, Daniel slept through the entire Mass. Here’s a pix of my parents, my nephew, and Daniel, coming home after Mass:
4) After Mass, movie-watching at my parents’ home (a bootleg copy of I Am Legend, courtesy of my not-bro’-in-law); Christmas Day sports-watching (the Lakers and Suns game), and then more movie watching (Shaolin Soccer and Rush Hour 3). Christmas food eating, and gift opening — kind of late in the day since we were waiting for my uncle (he’s a priest) to arrive after his Christmas Mass duties were done. Here’s a pix of Daniel getting a fancy-shmancy activity mat, which my sister Wen gave and the Hubby opened while Daniel watched:
I hope everybody’s Christmas was happy, peaceful, and safe. May all have a happy New Year as well.