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Merry Christmas

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted…..

It was a heck of a year, both good and bad.  We lost some very special people, and it took a lot to keep going…As sad as it all was, Christmas Eve was still a night to celebrate.  We raised a glass in everyone’s memory and smiled through tears at some wonderful memories.   On Christmas morning, I came home and raised a glass (full of the traditional mimosa we always had on Christmas morning) to my wonderful “adopted” parents.

All in all it was a wonderful Christmas – and yes, I sound corny, but boy oh boy am I blessed.  My niece M1 left me a little card and present that was just so thoughtful (it may have made me cry a little, or someone might have been cutting onions – I’m not sure).  And my other niece, M2, was so pumped at helping find the family gift for me.  She’s learned all about “theming” gifts, and was thrilled about coming up with the Matryoshka theme.   I think one of the best things is the paint-your-own-matryoshka set.

I’m looking forward to 2014.  It’s a big year – I turn the big 4-0 (and I’d better not be hosting my own party!!!).  I’m looking forward to spending time with family and friends.  This past year has really taught me how precious that time is.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and will have an amazing New Year!

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