I'm here at home now, writing this Blue Moon New Years Eve post, and it's raining hard out there. We managed to get back to the Senior Center just ahead of the rain, and now I can hear the rain hitting the roof and making quite a racket. After having caught up on my blogging buddies' New Year's Eve posts, the idea of looking back, a retrospective of the past year, is intriguing.
Last New Year's Eve, I had not met most of you who will be reading this post. I didn't know about all the wonderful friends I would make: Rae, Judy, sas, Connie, Whitney, Nancy, Tiff -- I can't even name them all, but those pop up (oh, and Janine, Lily, Joan). Please don't be miffed if I forgot you since I can't possibly name everyone; in the heat of the moment these bloggers come to mind. All of you, named and unnamed, have enriched my life in ways I could never have predicted a year ago. Thank you again and again! (You too, Lucy and VB, and I am resisting going back and removing all these names for fear of forgetting someone who has changed my life.)
I traveled to Macedonia with my old boss in April, which was a truly wonderful experience, and I met some fantastic people who are now Facebook friends -- oh yes, Facebook came into my life this past year, too! The trip also made me realize how full and meaningful my life in retirement has become, and how little I miss all that international travel. One more Blue Moon picture, this time of my friend Peggy, and I'll call it a post!