|Duck person in Vienna|
There is still no sign of any decent snow here which is most disappointing as we were hoping for a white Christmas.
Anyway the Christmas tree arrived and Cate hates it. It is apparently nothing like the one I got last year - it is not big enough and its branches do not hang down enough. It looks fine to me but I am no expert on Christmas trees so I accept Cate’s judgment and will do better next year. I have put lights on it to try to mask its awfulness and if necessary will throw a blanket over it.
My two favorite magazines to look at when I am waiting in the supermarket line are the National Enquirer and the Globe. Admittedly I only read the covers but in recent times have learned that the Obamas are divorcing because Michelle spent $150 million on her trip overseas - Camilla has been kicked out of the palace - Camilla has also been made queen - Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are divorcing – Angelina has found a new man and hordes of Hollywood personalities are cheating on each other, changing sex or dying.
I don’t believe any of that stuff – I think they make it up – but it does keep me occupied. I do worry that people may believe it but it is just part of the rich tapestry of life that gurgles along in America.
Cate is up to 14 miles per walk now and next weekend it will be 16 miles. She is also using the Vitamix to make smoothies with fruit, snap peas, cucumber and kale. Yes apparently people do eat kale. I had it once and it is exciting as taro. I have tried taro baked, fried, mashed and grilled and barbecued and it is simply not edible.