Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Here it is the last day of 2005, and I have to say the year just flew by. Yesterday I spent the day sewing with my fun SIL Diane. We are good friends as well as relatives by marriage, and we used to have these get togethers often before she and her husband John took off on their retirement travels. They are shipping their boat from Australia to Florida and are in town for a while before the next round of trips. The good news is that they are back in the U.S. and we will see them more often.

Last night we had yet another family gathering, and tonight we are off for dinner out and a little New Year's Eve party. We plan to toast the New Year on Eastern Time (9pm here) and then get home safely and into our pj's before the rest of the party goers hit the road. Wild, aren't we? It has been raining steadily all day, and so added to the likelihood of drunks on the road is the undisputed fact that Southern Californians don't know how to drive in bad weather. Seriously.

Tomorrow I will take down all the decorations and pack them away, using the time to reflect on the year that has passed and the one that is to come. Being a part of this ring has been terrific. You all have given me laughs, inspiration, ideas, enrichment...all I can say is thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing what next year will bring!

Have a safe and Happy New Year's celebration!