Darla, Dad’s third wife, is on her way over to our house. She has a cold, which is not alarming since Pete has one, too. Pete’s baking a loaf of whole wheat bread, heavy on onion and molasses. We’ve spent our New Year’s Day tidying up the house, lounging around and doting on Drusy, Sweetpea and poor Topaz, who is also stuffy and sneezing.
Borscht is simmering on the stove. Soon, we will ladle fragrant soup into bowls and top the soup with fresh homemade yogurt. Hopefully, your year will be peaceful and prosperous.