I finally got things tidied up and put away after Christmas so I can think about a few more posts.
We had a peaceful couple of weeks, despite the fact that several in the family were 'under par' as Guv'nor likes to say. It was special that we could all be together for a few days.
We ended up lighting our fireworks on New Year's Day in the evening because New Year's Eve was just too cold for the sickly ones even to be outside watching. Son and I were this year's designated lighters. Son mostly, because he can run faster. The only little problem we had was that we didn't realize the ones on the stick were bottle rockets and stuck them in the ground instead of a bottle. We learned. Guv'nor is still not comfortable with us holding Roman candles in our hands (which is the whole point of them). Oddly enough, sparklers are the ones that scare me.
Happy New Year!