January 3, 2010
White Dog is still under the weather and this morning Steve awoke feeling congested and stuffy as well. Steve skipped yoga class and instead napped with White Dog wrapped in a comfy blanket. Later, Gregg, Candace and Dragon came over bearing a wonderful feast of Ethiopian foods that they had spent all day yesterday stewing. Richard and Adam joined us to enjoy chicken stew, lamb stew, collards, lentils, mixed vegetable stew and farmer's cheese all eaten with the fingers using the spongy flatbread, injera. The meal was just spicy enough to open the nasal passages and make the lips tingle...perfect for Steve, the sick boy. White Dog enjoyed the lamb and chicken and ate snuggled together with Steve in the comfy chair on the fringe of the crowd so as not to spread germs. After, we all enjoyed the traditional dessert of popped corn. For the most part, Dragon was respectful of White Dog's desire to be alone and was happy to lie on her "fur" rug and gnaw on the giant bone Isis had sent for Christmas.