Getting back into this culture and just plain living is so interesting. Last night in the middle of the night at some time both Denis and I woke up and got up to go to the bathroom with one problem. Where is the door and which way to I go? It was the strangest feeling in the pitch dark not being sure where I was. Over breakfast we discovered we both had the same experience. It was good for a laugh.
I went off the the pharmacy to get scripts refilled and to drive the car at least once before we head out tomorrow for DC. Strange feeling driving after four months. It was not a problem but initially was concerned that I might be.
Stopped at the homes of our neighbors who watched the house and picked up our mail for us while we were gone. Had brought them back a little thank you gift. It was good to see them all again. We are so lucky to have the neighbors we have. Tonight we are going to Tim and Dianes for dinner and will be joined by Norah and Dan. Andrew has to stay home and babysit for the puppies. OH well, having two little ones is a handful.
Could not believe I was there packing a suitcase again today. Thought I was done with that for a while. But it will be exciting to go and see the little girls tomorrow. Hard to believe it is Christmas eve already. It is as if we missed the entire Christmas season this year. Galway was well decorated but our apt wasn’t and the house isn’t. I promise next year I will go all out and go back to having a party which gets me in the mood for this season.
We heard from Maya that the girls were practicing kissing Grandpa today. Sol wrapped a fuzzy scarve around her head to simulate the big bearded one. It must have been a hoot. Cannot wait to see them.
Will finish this after the party tonight.
Had a great time this evening with the Brennan’s. Great meal, conversation and gift exchange. The fun gift was a case of Keogh’s potato chips from Ireland compliments of the lovely Norah. She gave them to Denis but knew I was very happy to have them in the house. Yummy, best crisps ever!!!! Tim and Diane gave us a new mailbox…. If we are lucky the town plows will leave a decent looking mail box alone. They have destroyed the ones we had. Have some pictures of the beautiful Christmas tree and the beautiful people we spent the evening with… So now the holiday has truly begun.