Our niece and nephew and their boys from Charlottesville came for a quick visit last night . . . bringing gumbo made with duck and chicken and sausage!
Josie was entranced with the big boys . . .
They will have a lively New Year's Eve tonight down at Justin and Claui's.
I'll spend today cooking collards and black eyed peas with hog jowl and taking down the Christmas tree -- a quiet ritual I always enjoy. The lights will stay around through January.