A Happy New Year to All!
I traveled to my sister's home in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, to spend New Year's Eve and Day. She had invited a dozen or so of her single female acquaintances to join her for a Global New Year's Eve party, during which we would toast the arrival of the New Year in various parts of the world. We had a glorious time, with delicious food and an ample supply of bubbly with which to do our toasting.
I was happy to have been included on the guest list for this event. Sister's friends proved to be delightful. All are retired from the work-a-day world but still very active in a wide variety of activities: writing, art, music, charitable foundations and the like. Several of them had, in pre-retirement years, lived abroad: Pakistan, Kenya, Honduras, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and other places that I can't at this writing recall. I had a wonderful time listening to their stories.
New Year's Day was spent in leisure activities including a lovely visit with some of my own dear friends who moved to the Village in late October last year.
I arrived back home after dark, but in time to attend our Wednesday evening church service, the first service of 2014.
All in all, a wonderful day. Thank you, Sister, for a lovely time.
Tomorrow is also a day.