Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It was a very good year!

2014 was healthy, prosperous and joy-full!

Memorable highlights and meaningful milestones.

Some of the biggest events weren't really mine, but the men who help define my life. Alex moved out and Rob turned 60.  Time is flying by, and confirming for me that I am in the youth of old age.

All the more reason to enjoy small pleasures. Taking time to linger over great meals with friends and family, foodies and book buddies. Tasting some things for the first time, like coffee cupping, caviar and sake on the solstice.  Continuing to explore wine and cocktails.

And finally!  Getting around to updating the front room with comfy furniture and light-hearted touches that help it live up to the name, "living room".  Stopping to smell the flowers and enjoy my garden, whatever the season.

Rob and I took an iconic trip to Paris and London in September. Both cities were amazing, and I was happy we were able to spend 8 days in each place to get to see the sights and sounds. So much to take in, it was all a bit of a whirlwind. We took cruises on the Thames and the Seine, and checked out both their Towers and as many galleries and museums as our feet carry us.

I am continuing to enjoy sailing as weather permits. We took Yondering for a two week cruise East over the summer and spent most weekends hanging out on the Island. Also memorable was a five-day get-away to Wilson New York. Even if the boat is in the slip, it is still fun to get down to the club and enjoy the view from the deck or dock at BPYC.

My two different book clubs keep me reading, but more importantly,  help keep me connected to some lively and memorable discussions with some fabulous women.

I am also deeply grateful to be continuing with my daily yoga/meditation practice and adding in the sadhanas and workshops.

On the work front... Three different jobs testing my adaptability, thankfully still with the same employer. Something new to learn in each new posting, but all the same, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. I am grateful to continue being employed & employable but starting to look ahead to a time of retirement. How will I fill my days? Something tells me I won't have a problem figuring out what to do with myself.

Yes, I am grateful for a wonderful year and time well spent.

Here's to 2015.

1 comment:

Dick Grannan said...

May 2015 be as entertaining and enlightening as was 2014. Happy New Year Diane.