Ready for the holiday? I am. I’m behind on gifting, but feeling the heart-lifting holiday spirit. For a nanosecond there, I was even thinking Benjamin and I would have a big holiday party like we used to have pre-Covid (you made the A guest list, darling). And then came the guest none of us wanted — Omnicron.
Taking all available precautions, Benjamin and I got the booster. The next day,
a sparkling Miami morning, we took a nice long walk by Biscayne Bay, the
water a perfectly tropical teal. We saw pelicans, cormorants, egrets, and a manatee.
I was planning to shoot a new video in the afternoon, but on the drive back, I
got . . . so . . . sleepy. By the time we got home, we were both feeling tired, and I was feverish. Booster reaction.
The video didn't happen, and I slept through much of the day, our dog Potcake standing guard over me while I lay crashed out on the couch.
I’m still glad I got the booster. I’m excited about several in-person presentations coming up, and I’m eager to be with people for real again. We can’t stop living, can we? But we can do it with some smarts.
We have such magnificent bodies, and we take them for granted until something mows us down. If we’re lucky, our suffering is mild and short-lived, then we surface strong again. Please do all you can to stay well and protected.
Holiday Gift Giving
What are your favorite holiday gifts to give? To get? Ahem, may I suggest my award-winning book, Feeding the Hungry Ghost? It’s nourishment for body and soul, and bonus — my publisher, New World Library is making holiday gifting easy on you and your wallet with special discount code FRIENDS2021.
Stuff stockings or stock pantries with:
Rancho Gordo heirloom beans. What could be more seasonal, fun, and yummy than Christmas limas? Download my e-book, Beans: A Handful of Magic. One buck for a whole lotta bean brilliance.
Olio Piro’s — Tuscan, luscious, antioxidant-rich and award-winning olive oil.
The Spice Lab spices and salts add flavor to food and life.
December 9-10 Plant Based World Conference
In New York, next week? Me, too! I’ll be at Plant Based World Conference at the Javits Center, 12/9 and 10. Let’s connect!
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Kwanzaa
December 29 Our anniversary
December 31 New Years Eve
Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, all of it or none of it, wishing you a holiday season rich with family, friends, culture, community, all the things we hold dear and need to hold onto in these uncertain days.