Goodbye 2010

The Year of 2010

It’s that time of year when you can’t even believe that a whole year has gone by since you last celebrated in the New Year.  The years are just flying by.  

Here I sit at my getaway beach house near Santa Cruz, California reflecting on 2010.  It was a year full of drama.  We had many celebrations, one after another, starting with my youngest son, Jacob, proposing to his then girlfriend of 2 years while we were all in Cancun bringing in the year 2010.  That was a very festive evening.  Then in March and April Larry and I turned 50 and we had a very nice celebration.  The end of April brought us our first grandchild, Elliana.  We had forgotten how a little person can add so much love to your life.  And at the end of summer we had an engagement celebration for Jacob and Brittany.  With all these happy times came some sad days when we lost a number of very close friends to cancer.

I want to say that I am so happy that I have a wonderful husband and two incredible sons who have chosen such fantastic women to add into our family.  I have two cats and one dog which I love and so many great friends and family that have always been there when they are needed through the good and the bad.

In these difficult times that we are living in, it is sometimes hard to see all the good things that one has.  That is why I feel that it is so important to at least take out a couple hours at the end of the year and reflect on all that you have.  If you make a list of the good and the bad things that have happened, you can always find more good things than the bad.  And just remembering all the good things should help to erase most of the bad things.

In closing I just want to say thanks to all of you who read my blog and are patient with me as I don’t always have the time or energy to write.  I have still been enjoying drinking wine and traveling to a number of different wineries and I will get to writing about it.

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