We had a quiet New Year's Eve. We went to a very crowded Mass. Father said that most would be partying into the night and wouldn't want to come to Mass this morning. A few laughs from the congregation. He told us that the New Year started for Christians on Christmas Day. The day that Christ was born. After telling us to be careful and well...he ended the Mass. He was standing out in the wind...his vestments flying in the breeze...wishing all a Happy New Year.
We went to a nearby restaurant for dinner. The waitresses had tiaras with Happy New Year written on them...the restaurant was dimly lit and still decorated for Christmas. Lighted stars at the windows. Above the windows were decorated grapevines trailing across the bank of windows. Our food came and it was delicious. I didn't order a big meal, however, for I knew that we had snacks here at home.
We left the restaurant and came across the river to our neighborhood...still full of Christmas lights. We changed our clothes and decided to watch a movie. When the movie was over...we watched the New Year celebration in New York. Between Lady Gaga and Dick Clark, the ball dropped and it was the New Year. We wished each other a Happy New Year and shared a New Year kiss. We went to bed....me with all kinds of things going on in my head. I fell asleep quickly, however, but woke to hear fire crackers at midnight. I lay there for awhile , thinking about all the plans for the New Year. Maintaining a healthy diet, a bit more exercise, just keep on moving, taking care of my health, planning some art projects, keeping family close, my garden (what to do about those heavy garden chores) and most of all....keeping my faith. If I do all that...it will be a good year :)
I want to take this time to thank you all for following my blog. I know that many more read this than leave comments. I appreciate all of you who take the time to comment and to those of you who don't comment...I appreciate you too. Sometimes...most times actually, I sit here and pour my thoughts out on this computer and don't even think about people actually reading this. It comes from my heart and I just type. So, thank you again for reading and sharing a part of your lives with me. Our blogging world is huge, but very intimate at the same time. Love to you all...Happy 2012.