In the mean time, I've barely decorated for Christmas. I did put up a small tree and it looks pretty good! :) I'll post photos of it later...I still have to decide on a skirt for it. It's been so difficult to get into the holidays since Abby's been gone. She absolutely loved Christmas! I know she would be very disappointed if I had not put up a tree. :) I chose a small white one this year and used gold and silver decorations. I have to say that I really love a green tree with white lights though...just seems more like Christmas!
I've really enjoyed celebrating my birthday! I choose to celebrate from Thanksgiving to New Year's! This photo is from a brunch that my daughter and my "adopted" daughter gave at Patrizio's in Dallas on Saturday, the 6th. There are more photos to come ~ great friends, wonderful food and so much fun!
Bellini Birthday Cheers! :) They do serve the most incredible Bellini's ~ love them!
Last Thursday, my daughter treated me to an evening at the Fair Park Musicals in Dallas. We saw "A Christmas Story" and it was fantastic! She and I arrived early and had a glass of champagne while we waited for friends to arrive. We all had dinner and it was delicious! It was such a special evening and I'm so grateful we were able to do it.
I feel so blessed to be able to do these things and they are such treasured memories.
In the midst of my fun, a special friend passed away on the 4th. He was my "first love" and his birthday was Dec.3rd, same as my mother's. Unfortunately, his family was taken by surprise by a sudden illness and then losing him. Another friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy last Friday. A dear friend that I used to work with lost her Dad last week. He was 97 and lived a full life. He had had some health issues recently but was doing better. He was in a retirement/assisted living facility, came down for lunch and just passed away while sitting there. Best way to go, IMHO!
Even though Christmas is not the same without Abby and my back has been driving me crazy, there are so many blessings overall. We have to be grateful every day, for everything!
I need to get to bed, not only because I'm tired but also because I have to fast now. :)