Jan 01 2018

Happy New Year

Published by at 1:12 pm under Country Life,Special Occasions

Happy New Year!

It dawned sunny and beautiful here in Hooterville, though I’m sorry to say I am still suffering from the plague. At this point it appears that I will spend all the time I took off from work being sick. Come to think of it, the last time I took time off was the Worst Long Weekend Ever. Maybe taking time off is not a good idea for me.

Despite the Malady’s inexorable presence, I celebrated the departure of 2017 with champagne. It’s medicinal, you know. Vogue even touted its champagne diet back in the 1960s, in which the dieter had a glass of champagne with each meal. If only the pictured Harry Winston diamonds came with the sparkle in the glass!

And I managed to stay up to see the new year in on each coast. I have to admit that I consider the New York ball drop the “real” new year, despite having spent most of my adult life on the west coast. The fireworks over the Ferry Building just aren’t as impressive to me as the ball dropping in a frigid, thronged Times Square as the immortal Frank sings “New York, New York”.

And it wouldn’t be New Year’s Day without the Winter Classic. I am curled up on the couch under my grandmother’s quilt, watching the Rangers play the Sabres. The Rangers won in overtime, keeping their unblemished record of winning every outdoor game they have played. I love watching outdoor hockey, and enjoy the gentlemanly tradition of the teams forming a line to shake hands – or hug – with their opponents after a hard-fought game.

A YEAR AGO: I managed to see in the new year on both coasts last year, too. I did not manage to replace the ornament Clyde accidentally broke and still regret it.

FIVE YEARS AGO: I started the year in San Francisco. My old apartment had just sold for half a million dollars. A month ago, it sold for $1.2 million. There’s a slightly bigger regret.

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2 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. Guyon 01 Jan 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well Suzy, I know you think time off was the reason but just think what you would have been going through if you did not. I think you came away with relaxing and doing things you liked. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Joy Fielderon 06 Jan 2018 at 5:53 pm

    So sorry to know you have been under the weather. Graham, too, has a cold. We will both be happy once he has gone away. Hope you feel better very soon.

    Hope 2018 turns out to be a great year for you, Suzy and that some of your wishes come to be. I say ‘some’ of your wishes, ’cause if you are like me….I generally have quite a few.

    Hugs Joyxoo

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