I’ve lived in Baltimore for a long time. Moving to Maui is a big deal, even though it may just be temporary. I’m having intermittent jolts of anxiety now, so doing normal things is good. I distracted myself with Xbox yesterday, and with some gardening. I tried to get the garden sort of ready for spring.
In the evening I went to Brady and Lark’s house for a dinner party. Tony, who I backpacked with, was also there, as were his wife Jill and their kids. It was a lovely dinner, with conversation and laughter and good food. I was glad to just have some normalcy – it was the perfect distraction.
Next to their dinner table, Brady and Lark have some closet doors that hold all the Christmas cards they’ve received this year. One card that came was from a family they didn’t think they know. We had a great time creating a back story to their lives. The note included in the picture the family sent was very short, so we didn’t have much to go on, but by the time we were done, we felt like we knew them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Nestlers!