Mark and Julia made it safely from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago where her family lives. They had 39 hours of travel with a stop in Hong Kong and Los Angeles; only one delay and that was for just two hours in Los Angeles. Going from two degrees above the Equator to Chicago weather was a bit of a shock. Julia's mom met them inside the airport terminal with lots of warm clothes. Mark says they are staying inside as much as possible.
Yesterday Kerry drove their car down to the Concord BART station where we met his dad. I followed in Kerry's car with Harleen. His dad took the car to the city so they will have it to drive to our house on Jan. 4th. Being in the Bay Area reminded both of us why we left; the congestion and stress is way too much.
We are not doing much celebrating; our celebration will begin when the ship leaves the San Diego harbor on Saturday. Today Harleen's puppy sitter is coming to pick her up. They will keep her until Jan. 4th. There is lots of snow at there house in western Nevada so she will get to experience something new. As a last reminder of her chewing skills, she at the top off one of her toys. Hopefully they were small pieces that will pass through her. Gosh, you'd think we didn't feed her.
I signed up for a pedometer program with my health care provider. It came two days ago. My asthma is better so I think I can start taking longer walks and maybe even parking a long ways from where I'm going to shop. That's a great way to add steps.
Dinner tonight is in the crock pot. I cleaned out the vegetable bins. The soup has leeks, cauliflower and mushrooms. I added some home made chicken broth and will add pieces of leftover chicken later in the cooking process. It's rainy and cold so it will make a good dinner.
Glad so many bloggers are providing photos and details of the immense amount of snow falling in their parts of the world. The photos are beautiful; I'm glad I don't have to shovel any of that white stuff.
I hope all of you will have a wonderful holiday regardless of how you celebrate it. Don't know if I will get a chance to post during the cruise. So Happy New Year too.
The big kids
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