Last year I had the ability to watch TV so I watched the Today Show and worked on a personal scrapbook for my friend, Heidi, who is a breast cancer survivor. This year I volunteered at our Newcomer’s Brief for PWOC and bought 2 large boiling pans at the PX, with my hubs in tow. This time last year I was living in my own home in 29 Palms, CA with a view of the desert and the Marine Corps base. This year, I am renting a gorgeous apartment, with a view of Kin bay and Tengan Pier in Okinawa, Japan. I was looking for something I did on both days and unfortunately I found it – I did dishes on both these days, one year apart!! What is up with that???? The good news is I enjoyed a better lunch this year, at Chili’s, Too! Instead of eating at Del Taco – that’s an improvement, right?
Wassail simmering with the cinnamon and cloves.
This is proof that I actually visit my kitchen and use it for crazy things like "cooking". This is also proof that I did do dishes on December 31st, 2008.
Something I will never be able to do in the states on New Year’s Eve is search in a Y100 store for biodegradable poop bags. We were running out and the store is right next to our friend’s apartment building where we were attending their annual New Year’s Eve bash. With a minimum of a 30 minute drive from Courtney to anywhere we want to go you add errands into the mix whenever you can. Though they were out of said bags I did find some cute Valentine’s boxes – always on the look-out for cute stuff here, even on New Year’s Eve.
Melanie Bales - the hostess with the mostess!!! I forgot to get a picture of her and her husband together!!!
Unfortunately, we did not stay long enough to hear the band as we wanted to get home before the local crowds converged on the streets after celebrating New Year’s Eve their own way. We were home by 11p.m. and playing Monopoly on our new Wii – another huge difference from last year to this year. Who would have thought that a childless couple would even consider such a purchase. In the middle of said game we received a Happy New Year call from Mike Mulroy – I love hearing from the states!!!!
Happy New Year and God bless!!!
May this be your best year ever - filled with His peace!!!!!