Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year - New Look

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.


Jackie said...

To be in the company of so many from different regions must have been a wonderful experience.
I do hope that your 2014 is a blessed and happy one. I send you warmest smiles and great big hugs.

Snap said...

Happy New Year, Pat!


Arkansas Patti said...

So good to see you are back at the keyboard Pat. You have been missed.
That sounds like a really interesting group at your sisters. Love listening to others with different experiences to share.

Jinksy said...

That sounds like a great sociable start to 2014 ♥ Here to many more days the same. :0)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Thanks for the kind words, it was lovely having your here. Me

Meg said...

Oops. That wasn't Pat.

Pat - Arkansas said...

LOL, Sister Meg. You need to comment more, as yourself.