I can't believe it is New Year's Day already. This week has gone by rather fast. I managed to stay up until Midnight last night at Heather B-T's. It was lots of fun. I enjoyed myself and met 2 new friends, Becky and Carl, they are good friends of the B-T's and are very nice. Brandon, Heather's nephew was there too. He is such a nice young man. He is in college and his cousins just simply love him to pieces. I played with Acer and Calli. I have found someone who loves UNO as much as I do!!! Calli and I played it for a couple of hours. It was so neat. She has a braille set of the game. We giggled and laughed so much during the games. She won some, I won some, Brandon won some, all in all, a wonderful night. I started to learn a new game called Munchkin. I hope to try it again someday.
I was so tired from staying up late that I took a nap this afternoon. Tillie called this afternoon and so did Donna so I called them back after my nap. I was just too tired to talk. Sounds weird, I know, but I was.
I will be meeting with Delphine, the grief counselor again now that the holidays are over. I survived them and even enjoyed myself at times. I was going to take down the Christmas decorations, I am just too tired to do it today, I will do it tomorrow instead. Not a big deal. There isn't much to take down, some garland, ornaments off a small tree, and stuff off of the pianos. I am planning to leave the snowmen for the winter as they are beautiful and snowmen can be for winter, not just Christmas I think. I have lessons starting up on Monday with a brand new one next Saturday! I am very excited about a new one. This will be fun. She is 12 and is taking voice. I also have to turn in all the competition stuff Saturday and mail the checks that day too. Hard to believe it is competition season again but it is.
I am not sure how the year will be with me. There will be a lot of new stuff this year. A lot of firsts for me. First time I am alone at competition, first Easter, etc. From what my friends have said, the first year is the hardest and it gets a bit easier after that. I am glad I have friends to help me with this. I am sorry that they had to go through this too, but at least I know who to call or email when I need some help. I have many good friends both off line and on line that have been very supportive of me.
I do hope this year is the best for everyone. It is like a fresh start in a way for all of us. As Deb reminded me earlier, 2011 is a clean slate right now and how will we fill it? I am not sure, but I hope to fill it with good things, good times, and good decisions. It is a very difficult and strange time for me, so I don't know how the year will be. I hope you had an enjoyable New Year's Eve and are looking forward to a great New Year.