We started the day with a video conference with our dear friend, Clare, who lives in New Zealand. It was already 2012 there and we toasted to a new, brighter, more wonderful 2012 than even 2011 has been.
Then E and I biked through our lovely nature preserve and over the river through the sea mist. It was so much fun. A bit Twilight Zone -ish but so mystical and magical. It has all lifted by the time we headed back.
We met our pal, Bob, at Miss Vickies for drinks...the weather is a balmy 78 and accompanied by a refreshing breeze.
I'd do a recap of the year, but all you have to do is read the older blog posts. We had such a great year and some really sad moments with the death of our friend, Chuck who we all assumed would outlive us all. We went from the twin grandsons to the addition of baby Leighton Kaye who is such a gem. I went from 3 design teams to one and E is still cooking up a storm.
I could wax poetic and give you my philosophy on the slow skid to being 65 but ya know what? Life is what you make it. No one can make you feel bad unless you let them. While gossip is sometimes tantalizing, it is far more harmful. You can't change someone's opinion of you. An apology can make a difference and Yes, Virginia , there is a Santa Clause.
With these in mind, I wish you nothing but a wonderful 2012. I know mine will be because, with the help of my dear beloved friends, I shall make it so.
Happy New Year