What a great weekend! I need it to stop so I can get other stuff done! : > and since it’s Sunday evening, that’s a given.
Friday night, after a great lunch at Suzie Wong’s with a good friend, another friend and I celebrated Christmas at Lavamatic – and then walked down the street to the Ensemble to see Sleeping Beauty. Which was, to put it simply, Just Perfect!
Saturday morning was sadness. Linda Bates Parker, a key administrator at UC, who created the Career Center, worked to create a program to make sure young black youth made it in college, and established a wonderful scholarship fund, has left the planet. Her visitation and funeral were at St. Joseph Church on Ezzard Charles. Many, many people came to say goodbye.
On the way home, I took a few minutes to stop into Lucky John’s Slow Food Market, which opened up the street on Woodburn a few weeks ago. A heavenly place, though I couldn’t stay long. Because I needed to prepare for a Reiki First Degree class for some out of town folk. Then with other friends, there was dinner at Washington Platform, and a walk up the street to Music Hall for The Messiah. Which I had never seen in its entirety.
Sunday morning I was moving from the time my eyes popped open. I had two batches of bread in the refrigerator (6 loaves) and some wrapping done by the time my friend Diane and I headed down to the Netherland for the Dickens Brunch, We did the same last year, and just loved it. As we headed out through the lobby, we say a fantastic display! Downtown Cincinnati’s major buildings in cake and icing – so well done and so fun – I’m making it my cellphone wallpaper for the season.
Got home in time to teach the Reiki Second Degree class to the same folk , then baked one batch of the bread I made into loaves this morning. I’m going to wrap the rest of the out of town gifts, put a loaf into each package and put them in the mail first thing tomorrow morning. I’ve been wrapping and writing and listening to VXU’s Christmas music all evening. Aaaahhhhhhhh…… it’s Christmas!