It’s hard to believe that 2009 is drawing to a close. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the new year, watching football on TV, and eating Betsy’s special Hoppin’ John, a New Year’s Day tradition at our house. Now we’re getting ready to do it all over again.
Life certainly didn’t slow down in 2009. We seemed to have more projects in our yard rather than fewer. (I wonder if we’ll ever get it looking the way we want it to?). Sometimes the work was downright hard, but it became worthwhile when we could see new roses for the first time or enjoy old favorites again. The other flowers didn’t seem to cause as much work, but they sure brought a lot of enjoyment as well.
We managed to enjoy our families in 2009. We were able to see four of the five children in person, along with their children. We didn’t make it out to Las Vegas, but we were able to virtually visit thanks to phone calls, text messages and video calls. Our faithful Prius took us to Hendersonville every other week (sometimes more often than that) to help my folks. That involved a lot of miles, but my parents appreciate each and every trip we make.
We managed to get in some waterfall trips. We ‘discovered’ Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia and fell in love with the waterfalls and the trails. We enjoyed our first trip in June so much that we went back in October. We also visited new waterfalls in Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. We revisited some old favorites in each of those places as well.
We also got to do quite a bit of virtual traveling through all the wonderful people we have met in the blogosphere. I can’t begin to tell you how much we have appreciated your visits to our blogs and how very much we have enjoyed visiting with each and every one of you.
What will 2010 bring? I don’t know. But if it’s anything like 2009 it definitely will NOT be boring.
We’re going to Hendersonville bright and early this morning (Thursday). We want to help the folks finish up a few year-end details and get the new year off to a good start. I’ll try to visit you as I get a connection, but I don’t expect to post myself until Monday morning.
So until then let me wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year!