Because I don't have a TV (well, we have one but it doesn't get any stations besides a fuzzy version of Public TV so we never turn it on) I feel as if I am totally missing the Transit Strike, even though I live in New York. We live above 96th St. and don't have jobs where we are obliged to go downtown (and from here 96th St. is downtown!!) at rush hour. In fact, all my clients are the other way in Westchester. So the transit strike is a non-event Chez Moi. How strange!!
Yesterday I "worked" from home (which I would have done transit strike or no because this is one of the busiest weeks of the year for my clients -- wine stores and restaurants -- so I don't have much to do. They will call me if they need anything!). I prepared some reports I need to do that I've been putting off, but it really felt like a snow day. Today I did more of that, plus ran a few miles at the gym (too cold to run outside!) and drove to Westchester to do the last Christmas shopping I have to do (most of my family live far away so I had wrapped and sent their boxes off last week). I actually find myself wishing I had a TV that had cable so I could see scenes of the transit strike and feel as if I were living through it, too. <sigh>
On the way home tonight I stopped at my beloved Fairway Uptown for coffee (why does my husband always buy half-pound bags of coffee as if we are not complete addicts!?!?!!) and also picked up the Christmas Eve Capon (it had just been taken out of the freezer so it might as well defrost in my fridge and take some stress out of Christmas Eve shopping) and some cranberries and horseradish sauce for the sauce I wanted to make (courtesy of this month's Gourmet.) The sauce is actually quite delicious, so I recommend it for Christmas goose, duck, capon, turkey! I used just above 1/4 cup of prepared horseradish, 1/4 c water, 1/4 sugar, and half a bag (1 pound?) of cranberries. It has a nice sweet/spicy flavor. But you'd have to have a lot of meat to make the whole recipe (double this). . . . .
Anyhow, I won't most likely post before Christmas, so Merry to all. Eat well, drink well, get some rest!!!!