On New Year's Eve night it was clear we were not going to still be awake at the stroke of midnight but we didn't care because our evening was just as great. Our good friends, Sandy and Kim, invited us to their lake house in Mississippi and where we spent three days laughing, eating, fishing, playing with dogs, and enjoying catching up over a glass of wine . . . or two. Jean and Lisa also joined to kick in some more fun and with six people and four dogs there was never a dull moment.
|Spirit has a lengthy conversation with the lobster and said, "it's not my fault you have to go in the|
jacuzzi with salted water but at least you'll be warm on this cool night."
|Eli demonstrating true happiness.|
|Lisa and "Satchmo" in a tug-of-war game. Satch won!|
|"Josie" the Wheaten was nice to share her|
house with us crazy girls
|Jean and "Eli" seemed to|
have a great time.
New Year’s Eve dinner was planned to be a lobster feast. Two-pound brilliant red crustaceans sat in front of everyone and the devouring began in earnest. Maybe it was all the eating that forced us to bed at 10 p.m. but we all went to bed happy. The New Year met us with drizzling and foggy weather but we were warmed with more delicious food in the form of the traditional cabbage and black-eyed peas. These culinary customs may be tied with good luck but how lucky we already are to have such great friends. And thanks to Lisa who brought the "Protection From Stupidity" candle. I think at some point in the New Year I'll need that.