Friday, January 2, 2009
An Excellent Way to Start the New Year
What a fabulous couple of days! On New Year's Eve Day we flew from Kentucky back to Philadelphia... our adopted home town and a city that I love. We stayed with good friends, friends with whom we have traveled all over the world and had some fabulous times together. Our friends live in a lovely condo building full of fun people. We stayed with them and joined them for a New Year's Eve party. There was lots of festive food and many, many bottles of wine. At midnight, we raised a toast to the new year with a bottle of Dom Perignon.
On New Year's Day we surprised our former next door neighbors. We lived next door to them for sixteen years, and we love them. Every year they have an open house brunch on New Year's Day, and for sixteen years we never missed it. This year we flew back to surprise them... they didn't know we were coming to town. It was wonderful! We talked to all of our former neighbors and caught up with everyone. It was the best!
It was a sentimental journey back to a life we left behind three years ago. It did our hearts good. We talked and laughed more than we have for the past three years. It was as if no time at all had passed!
Now I have high hopes for 2009. I feel happy and inspired. I have been stagnating for a while now, but that is going to stop. I am going to start living a full life again! Seeing all my old friends and neighbors reminded me of what I've been missing.
I would like to post some pictures, but I was too busy having fun to take them!
Let's all hope that 2009 turns out to be a good year.