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Wish for the New Millennium:
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy, and enough money to buy gifts!!


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Thought for 2018: 

"For travel to be delightful one must have a good place to leave and return to."

- Frederick B. Wilcox

February - Short & Sweet!  Despite the crappy kitchen I threw a party , a SuperBowl party.  Turn out was good, halftime was a yawn and the game was fabulous!  It made me feel very good about prospects for this as a party house.  The following week Willow Parsons and I went to The Magic Flute.  It is good to have a friend who enjoys opera and she had sung a part in this one in school, so she was a big fan.  Tommy Blat turned 65 and I was invited to the celebration, caught a ride with Doug, Bill & Letty and had a great time.  The next week was filled with meetings:  Dan Christofel and I discussed the coming remodel; Tim & I went to IKEA which was a virgin experience for me; and I met with the neighbors to discuss a local historic designation for our section of the hood.  I will need to be careful about this last one as I can be a bit pushy.  On the weekend it was time to enjoy one of my birthday gifts to the gang to see an Elvis impersonator.  They loved it!  We had a light supper here first and off to the Palladium for the show.  I had bagged great seats and so while I am not an Elvis fan and though he ended the show with a rousing version of Dixie, which I hated, overall it was a lovely evening.  Brennan and I worked on the front yard the next week.  He did the work and I put up the $$.  It was a win-win as I had budgeted $5k for the work and it came in at $2.5K and even so, he made money on it all.  Bees and butterflies are already in profusion so I got it all.  My darling Joan B. was turning 89 the next week and I baked a gluten free vanilla cream cake with ice cream and watermelon lemonade and invited Joan S. Betty and Kathy over - we surprised her!  I think she liked it, I think they all did.  Al Griffin came and replaced the stairs too before the month's end.  Now as I write I am preparing for the arrival of Lena & Karin.

January - We had a good deal of cold weather in January and the first two weeks I had the flu that is going around.  While I hated having the flu the whole illness was made far worse by not having a sofa to nest on during the day... instead I spent my days in a chaise lounge which was definitely not the same.  After a great deal of nagging my new sofa finally arrived and also my bookcase... These additions made everything tolerable for me.  I spent a lot of money on the garage apartment but it is going to be a great place to welcome families as guests and should be complete next month except for the new tile shower which is coming in April.  The new roof went on the last days of the month, it was a mess, but it is done now, so all is well.  I celebrated my 71st with Diane at The Pearl and then went dancing at Ricky t's... lots of fun dancing with a guy named Mario from Philly who was about half my age... I'd had a few and it felt good to be held in his arms.  Susan H and I went junking and found so items that were perfect for the garage.  The Kails came by for a visit and were the first to use my guest room.  And then Mary & Vassilis called to say they were in town and we went out to dinner.  As the month ended I was feeling pretty good about the house and knew I was going to be very happy here.