This is us at a late holiday party in early January close to Three Kings’ Day. I’m hiding the crutches, but the picture our friend took turned out very nicely in our friends’ lovely home in Dublin, California.
Usually we go away for the holidays, but this year due to my being on crutches with the knee injury, we stayed home and got to celebrate the New Year with friends in Oakland.
This trip we got a lot of the sun that I really needed after being in the house for a few months with my injured knee. It was good exercise for my knee to be in the pool a lot and I actually was able to do some walking without a cane or crutches. We also happened to run into one of our neighbors here in Hayward who was down in palm Springs for the same weekend, so it was nice to run into him and see a bunch of other friends, together with making some great new ones.
Here are some random pictures from this month:
Shando cooked up a (vegetarian) storm with two other couples who we celebrated with in San Francisco. It was a Tuesday night so it didn’t go late, and we neglected to take pictures of the evening, but we pigged out on some of the great food including these two dishes Shando made (double-chocolate bread pudding with croissants and vegetable paella).