Then I headed into the office. I worked on some work, some family matters and putting a little order into my office. The International House of Pancakes was packed, so I ate lunch at Panda Express. I had not realized before that IHOP is a day-after-Christmas tradition. Then I went back to work. I had a brief appointment at 3 p.m. and then headed home.
My wife's co-worker Kathy and her partner Tanya met us at the Alligator Cafe in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. We enjoyed a fine dinner and good conversation. Then we drove to the Dallas Arboretum for a night-time display based on the "12 Days of Christmas" song. Each day had its own decorated enclosed pavilion. Here is a picture of one such pavilion, represented by a fraction of the milking population.
This was all very charming,and a good way to take an evening walk.The caroling quartet were also lovely. I made a resolution to return to the garden again in the daytime, as I have been too long away.
We stopped by Petco on the way home and bought Bea new dog biscuits and a small stuffed chipmunk toy, both of which were eagerly received.
We drove around our neighborhood for 15 minutes and enjoyed the holiday lights. Our house is sans lights and tree,but features two spirited poinsettias.
I am delighted have a weekend ahead after my holiday. My Saturday goal is to make music.