We joined Lovely Daughter #1 at a benefit honoring a young friend of ours:
The skies over LA showed off their finest blues and whites after a cleansing rain:
My dear book club friends and I celebrated by exchanging "white elephant" gifts and wearing red. Over drinks, we got all sentimental realizing that, in nine years, we've grown from a bunch of acquaintances to the very dearest of friends:
I attended an old-school, swanky Christmas lunch with The Hubby at an old-school, swanky private club downtown. It was a gathering of retired partners from his prior firm, and it was lovely to see some old familiar faces:
I worked two pet adoptions at the park for our city's pound animals. I met this adorable chihuahua mix with a perfect silver-dollar-sized polka dot on his back:
And I fell in love with this pink-nosed cutie. Luckily, both dogs were swept up by a private adoption group. With their adorable looks, these pups may have fur-ever homes by Christmas!
My writing workshop gathered, not for a work session, but for a festive lunch!
Lovely Daughter #1, her Med School Bestie, and I celebrated the fact that they are on winter break from school with brunch at a favorite eatery:
The Boy came home from college and promptly fell in love with Adventure Kitty. Here he is trying to coax her out of her cage with a little wet cat food on his finger:
Nice to meet ya!
And Mother Nature showed off a little after a light rain:
Still to come for me: more presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and relatives to visit.
Whatever you do, be kind to yourselves. And wherever you travel, may your days be merry and bright!