Letter to Barbara

Kathryn took Dakota and Izzabella to an overnight in Rochester.  They joined other Skelly’s to watch Pat’s daughter, Nicole, perform her Renaissance Faire routine, The Gwendolyn Show, as part of a benefit.  They stayed in a hotel and did some shopping on Saturday before returning home.

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For Christmas Eric got me a card game called “Exploding Kittens” and we have really been enjoying it. Well, the exploding kitten part isn’t great, but we still like the game. It’s a little like “Old Maid” where you don’t’ want to receive an Exploding Kitten card.

You may remember long-term St. John resident and sailor Peter Muilenburg.  He had the sailboat, The Breeze, that we used on our St John’s vacation.  I think we went to his house after our sailboat ride.  I remember dropping one of his hand-carved chess pieces onto the stone floor.  He passed away recently.

Eric is off school until 6 January.  He played in a Christmas basketball tournament. His team lost one game and won one game. Thankfully, practice gets him out of the house. 

Eric and I have been battling being congested and coughing.  I had a dentist app’t and was medicated enough that I didn’t cough on the hygienist.

We have lost all our snow.  We have had warm days / nights and it rained starting yesterday through the night. Kathryn, Billie Jo and Dakota leave at the end of this week to go to Seattle for several days.