Santa Rosa Christmas
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As Christmas approached, we had planned to return to the Rancho in
Long Beach for the holiday. But this year, LA County's Covid-19 caseload
was spiking out of control, and the ICUs and ERs were running out of room.
So we thought, why not stay here and have Christmas in Santa Rosa, for the
first time since 2016? Jen finished up her hospital shifts and drove north
on Christmas Eve.
We did a lot of fun stuff.
Ellie and I replaced the decades-old hood above the stove.
We made puzzles.
We walked around the neighborhoods after dark to see the Christmas lights.
We watched the finale of The Bachelorette, and we made a drinking
game for It's a Wonderful Life. We had to drink
everytime someone did something problematic. We had to drink everytime
George Bailey didn't get to do something that he wanted. We had to drink
everytime someone committed assault, drink twice if the assault was
someone positioned as "romantic." We drank a lot that night.
We went to Dutch Bros and got puppucinos, which the kittens also enjoyed.
I made a wreath from clippings found around the yard.
We saw the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, along with Jupiter's moons
and Saturn's rings, through Ed's telescope.