I’ve just had the most wonderful week and I wanted to share it with you all. My son came and spent 7 days with my husband and myself. Also, my niece arrived with her family of five. Now this niece is as close to us as if she were our daughter and therefore she is loved and accepted in our family as our little girl - who just happens to be middle-aged. Her teenagers, who are like our grandkids, make our world so much richer especially during this time of the year.
We had the yearly exhilarating, hysterically funny “Minute-to-win-it” spree where the kids have to perform certain feats in order to win a few extra bucks for Christmas. Then we had a mall crawl where they could spend said monies. Went to the movies and had to leave because none of us checked to see that it was X-rated. Spent some of the time walking the beaches nearby since the ocean is always a huge draw.
Through these days, we ate too much rich, decadent, delicious, prepared-every-year food like shortbread, butter tarts, perogies, etc, etc, that tomorrow will go into the freezer to be hidden because, as usual, the diet for the new year starts then….gulp!
Last night, we had the annual Barbour's "Cook-off". Everyone had to put in $5 and then team up to prepare a dish we’d never made before and present it to the “JUDGE” (hubby is, and always has been, the family cook and it’s our way to give him a break from the kitchen once a year). **The smoke-flavored bacon wrapped scallops won and made two young guys strut for the rest of the evening.
Today, everyone scattered in different directions leaving the house empty and very quiet. Just us two retirees discussing how wonderful the week had tuned out and how fortunate we are to have this wonderful family.
It was the perfect way to end the old year and begin the new. I look forward to what the next twelve months will bring. I mean that sincerely.
So, I’d like to take this time to thank everyone for the wonderful support you’ve shown me during this past year. It’s been a time of learning, moving forward and discovery that makes me really happy to get out of bed every morning. Meeting up with such caring friends like you during many of my days has me thanking God for you who are my blessings.
May you all dream big and have those dreams come true!! Happy New Year!!