Christmas eve day , San Jose

Much merriment on the block tonight, as neighbors hosted Christmas Eve parties. Our block is so mellow, even the dogs come over and visit one another. We went out to a favorite Indian restaurant, Mayuri, with S& T, two friends whom we met through our dogs, then came back here and ate Stilton and drank Mendecino port for a bit, then played Cranium. Topped off the game with some of the excellent gingerbread Eleanor and I made this afternoon (and did I mention the artichoke and mushroom frittatta I made for lunch?)
Tomorrow morning, I plan to do some work and make pies for our Christmas dinner with friends: we’re making pumpkin and banana cream pie.
I bought bagels and lox for breakfast, but am going to stick with cereal myself…that diet is pending..