It's very cold here today. My face hurt when I went outside this morning. Lucy Fur (my rabbit) is happily ensconced in the basement, as it is too cold outside for her. Her hutch is wrapped in plastic and she has plenty of hay to burrow in, but once it gets below 20 it's too cold for her. Niko is keeping an eye on her to make sure she's not getting into any trouble.
My younger sister called me yesterday to tell she had been laid off from her job of 10 years. Now neither she nor her DH are working. He's been out of work for over a year. Both of them had executive level positions, and there's just not a lot of opportunities for them in the area. My sister will likely go back to consulting, but my BIL is not having any luck. Fiance has a bunch of things in progress, and some are promising, but nothing will likely happen until after the New Year.
Tweety-I hear ya about the weight. I'm trying to keep it in check, but I'm not going to stress too much until after the holidays are over. I think an orchid is a perfect gift to bring to your niece for Christmas.
Joe-Glad you are feeling better, and that you don;t have to push too hard at work today and tomorrow.
Herring-I'm meh about kale. I like it in a salad, but not cooked. I think it's overrated, .
Hope all are well today, and having a good day.