I had a lovely dinner with sooz tonight at Lakshmi and I am now full of chickpeas, spinach, rice, naan, daal, and assorted delicacies. A good two hours eating, talking, and agreeing about things!
Today's happy discovery is that the wretched shoulder pain can now be totally knocked out temporarily with a cold pack, so I will be able to get to sleep at night. Before I tried this again my options were Aleve (didn't work), Vicodin (made me ill), and insomnia (blows). Whew!
I plan to spend New Year's eve at home, and toast the cat at midnight with some sham-pagne.