Thursday, January 01, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2009 - POPPIES!
We celebrated last night with Mom, C, Emily and Nick --- they helped us prepare some chese and crackers (they told me later they preferred 'their own' foods! LOL), a glass of sparkling white grape juice, and a bit of cartoons. When the grands fell asleep, we brought in the New Year watching the ball drop at Times Square -- a quiet time for us - but good - the warmth of our home and family keeping out the cold night.
This morning, with 'hope' in the air, eagerness for positive changes in the world, I thought poppies would be fitting -- their red, to me, symbolizing energy and joy -- and all my best wishes for a glorious, joyous, prosperous, creative 2009 for you and yours!
We didn't 'pop' any sparklers or fireworks-- our celebrations are a tad quieter - but I think the reds here, the 'poppies' are my own exuberant celebration of hope, love, joy, and peace.