Happy New Year's Eve!
Amy’s and my New Year’s company has cancelled so we have made alternate plans to go to lunch and Les Miserables in Seaside with our friend Kathleen today. I certainly hope that Amy likes it better than she did The Hobbit. Of the three of us attending that, I was the only one who liked it and intends to see the sequels. Amy declared it too scary and I have to admit that the goblins and orks were pretty nasty looking, but I am anxious to see what they do about that dragon! Hopefully singing will make the French Revolution palatable for my daughter.
I think I earned a day off. I cleaned my mother’s apartment from kitchen to bedroom, including the bathroom. I am hoping that we can get a new chore person to keep it up and that my mother won’t fire whomever they send. I believe that if the agency gave a little more of what we pay to the help and kept less for itself they might find better folks. There is the great debate over what happened to some fancy hangers I bought for my mother and a missing bottle of perfume. And then there was the young woman who didn’t know how to make a bed. Apparently some of these people receive no training from either their mothers or the agency. My mother wants the sheets and blankets tucked under the mattress and the covers to come up high enough to cover her shoulders. When she complained she was told not to expect hospital corners. We just expect the covers to stay on the bed.
The fireworks stands began popping up in town yesterday. I forgot about the fireworks. I don’t remember fireworks being a part of New Year’s except on the television. When the children were little I let them stay up and take pots and pans and wooden spoons out into the yard to beat at midnight. Now New Year’s has become another night for dog anxiety and I left Loki’s 4th of July medicine at home. He and I may end up on the couch for a while tomorrow as for some reason he thinks that it is safer downstairs than up.
Have a safe and happy New Year's!