New Year's 2006

2006! It's finally 2006! Like all the dates in the 2000's, when I was a girl, I never envisioned 2006. It seemed so far away. And with each year I get older, the years go back more quickly.

I spent the weekend with friends (and Grandma). Being around them reminded me what's important in life. It was terrific seeing everyone, especially Eiko (pictured second from the right), since she traveled from Japan for a long weekend! Kathy (second from the left) hosted Eiko during her very brief visit. Ms. Stephanie (first on the left - I'm the one with the big hair to the far right - humidity doesn't sit well with me!) played the "hostess with the mostess" ensuring that the first day of the new year was very proper.

It's a new year, time for new beginnings...