I decided that although I am alone, no male neighbors with nowhere to go, I would just cook for me. I will have enough food to last me to the New Year and beyond. I can reheat and then cook black-eyed peas and greens, another tradition to ensure good luck and prosperity.
I also had "Toy Story" on while cooking, another tradition. Now "The Nightmare Before Christmas is on while I typed this. I have been hoping my favorites, "The Bishop's Wife" and the old "Scrooge" come on today. They were on last night. I can only hope for a repeat.
Riley has been napping and will want to go out soon. So my day now is on automatic. My neighbors came by yesterday, but today they are with families. I was asked to join in, but I feel like a 5th wheel. They do not make me feel that way; I just feel that way.
Anyway, I am in my Christmas, mode and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.