Surgery at 10am, done by 11, home by 2pm. Gall bladder free, let's hope for a speedy healing.
I was wiped out, but I eventually got it together and went to Harold & Becky's for their Purim seudah. I'd had something to eat at home, so I didn't bring my full appetite with me. I arrived just in time: they were about to start. I got a seat, some wine, some whiskey, and enough food to feed three of me. I did have the venison stew (mmm...tasty. Kosher venison is hard to come by.) and by the time the haggis came out, I only had room for a bite. I limited my alcohol intake so that I could go home. By 6pm I was ready to leave, but I stayed to make sure that afternoon services could be done.
I stopped at the pharmacy and picked up Karen's pain prescription, and was home by 7. I had brought Karen some of the rice and some vam (veal prepared to taste like ham), so she ate and the two of us checked mail and watched the tube. Since I had to be at work early, I called it a night early, although I didn't get to sleep as early as I would have liked.
It was a good Purim, although I'm hoping next year's goes more like last year's. It'd be nice to be able to enjoy it more...and without Karen, it wasn't as much fun.
Oh, and in case you were worried about alcohol...