It’s bitter cold and sunny outside today. A crisp, bright world, intensely interesting. Here are some things that have captured my attention:
My mother sent me this last night. It evoked those happy tears I told you about.
Steve brought a book to breakfast that my mother and father would love. It’s called The Superior Person’s Book of Words by Peter Bowler and includes such delightful entries as:
“CALEFACIENT — a. A medicinal agent producing a feeling of warmth. ‘Calefacient, anyone?’ you inquire as you pass around the cognac.”
I am creating, with Steve, an Art Trivia Game to be debuted at a dinner party at Steve’s sister’s house celebrating Chinese New Year. I will also be baking almond cookies to bring to the affair. The first effort is challenging me to be humorous and inventive. The second will require that I follow instructions precisely. I’ll let you know if I succeed at either of those. I do know that I’m succeeding in keeping myself entertained!
Be warmed and be well, my friends. It’s a wonderful world we live in!