I'll be having a quiet New Year's Eve again this year. It's how I've spent it for the last umpteen years...and I really don't mind. Jenna will be with her boyfriend, Dan; and Joe will hang out and be silly with me for most of the day.
Years ago it became a tradition for Joel and I to attend the NYE party of a couple who had an apartment right on Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago. They were part of a group of friends that we played bridge with on a regular basis. It was always kind of a formal thing, and Carol, the hostess, was a gourmet cook who made the most wonderful hors d'oeuvres...not to mention a beautiful sit-down dinner. We had the best time, great conversation, lots of laughs; and the view overlooking Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan was stunning.
One year we spent the evening at a fancy restaurant in Chicago where Joel was hired to go around to all the tables and do card tricks. (He use to dabble in magic and card tricks for many years when he was younger.) I didn't really know many people there, outside of recognizing some local tv newscasters, etc.....but it was a lot of fun.
Then of course there were the years when the kids were small when we'd have a few friends over for the evening. Times sure do change. I can't remember the last time I actually went out for New Year's Eve; now I watch some of the festivities on tv if I can even make it to midnight.
Since I'm not making any resolutions....again; because I'm so horrible at keeping them....I'm posting some messages...inspirational and funny... that I thought I'd share with all of you to start out the new year.
Happy New Year to all of my dear blogging buddies, family and friends. May you all be blessed with an abundance of love, good health, happiness and peace throughout this new year; and may we all find many moments of laughter and joy in our lives. Love, Joy xo