OUT AND ABOUT FOLLOWUP

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OUT AND ABOUT FOLLOWUP

I loved hearing about what you are hearing, watching, eating, visiting, and reading as December winds down. So, maybe turnabout is fair play.

Hearing:
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The Christmas Standard I noticed on the radio, really for the first time, and yes, I enjoyed it each time it played: Elvis singing Blue Christmas, his baritone so perfect for the song. I relaxed to Adele’s TV Concert – Live From New York. Not since Barbara Streisand has a voice so mesmerized her audience and me.

Eating:
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Son Jeff and I enjoyed an outstanding Christmas Day lunch at McCormick and Schmick’s. We started out with coconut shrimp so delicious, we thought we were in Florida. Jeff ate a 6 oz sirloin and I enjoyed lake perch. Each meal featured all the trimmings and was cooked to perfection. Service was terrific. Thanks Elise – hope I got your name right. The clubby booths are perfect for creating a relaxed private atmosphere for enjoying the extraordinary food. Oh, there was time for lunch at Buddy’s! Jeff grinned ear to ear.

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Watching:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. OMGosh Jeff and I were mesmerized. It is beyond great! Notice these accolades spewing forth for a genre I seldom, almost never, watch. Casting, acting, costumes, story, special effects, set design: all outstanding. My Oscar vote for best picture can be mailed right now.

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Reading:
Caddie Woodlawn. See my comments on the reading page of this blog. Also For Friendship’s Sake by Emerson and others, a beautiful antique copy gifted to me by a dear friend. It opens with “We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.”
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Visiting:
Frankenmuth and The Henry Ford will have to wait until the next time Jeff and I spend a few days together. Hope to do some exploring in Tulsa, and visit some of my favorite places. I’ll keep you posted. Oh, and I sent my early registration for the April Festival of Faith and Writing. More about that in the future. Stay tuned!

The Nutcracker? Someday.

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