Some friends had to go out of town over the weekend to attend a funeral, and we took care of one of their dogs while they were away. They returned New Year’s Eve evening, so we invited them to join us for a little festivity and to spend the night, which they did. Ken and I prepared a modest feast for late snacking: soup (minestrone), shrimp, cheese and crackers, veggies, cucumber and salmon canapés, a little antipasto, and meatballs. We toasted at midnight with champagne, grateful for good friends, the joys of the year past, and hopes for the year to come. If we’ve learned anything in life, it’s that we’re in this together. We’re here for those who need us, and appreciate those who have leant a hand, a shoulder, or an ear to us as we have had need. Thank you.
We wish an abundance of blessings and happiness to all our friends and loved ones. Happy New Year!