As I’ve said before, part of holiday preparation for me is always buying one new piece. In flush years, maybe a new dress. This year, in a more frugal retirement, perhaps comfortable clothing with a fancy touch, to wear Christmas morning amid the tornado of gift wrap.
It would be fun to meet you. Let’s get something out of the way in advance; I talk less formally than I write. Feel free to let me know you are coming, or just arrive to hurrahs. Waving from afar is also good. Let the (Western winter) holidays begin.