The New Year

This has been a whirlwind few days of family and friends.  Off to Virginia Beach, we finally celebrated Christmas with our youngest and his family with two wonderful dinners prepared by them, gift exchange, and enjoying their children experience “Christmas” morning (they postponed their celebration until Thursday eve and Friday morning as our son worked Christmas eve and day).  That is the joy of Christmas to grandparents.

It was joyful to visit with my 88 year old, still very active Dad and my stepmom.  It cheers me that he is still active enough to deliver meals on wheels to shut-ins half his age, to prepare all of their meals, care for his gardens and yard.  I hope to remain as healthy and active as he when I am his age.

New Years Eve took us to Jim’s sisters house then together we  celebrated with our ski club friends at one of their homes, music, dancing, food and fun.  It has been way too many years since we partied, usually we stay  home alone and watch the Times Square ball drop.  What a fun time we had, even though I chose to be the designated driver and only had one glass of wine all night.

Our holiday week is winding down with a quick trip to northern Virginia for one night with our eldest and his family before heading back home to the mountains for a predicted blast of arctic weather cold and snow.

Though Christmas Day was spent alone this year with phone calls to kids, friends and family, we have certainly had plenty of time with family and friends to make up for it.  My wish to you and yours is a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

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