December 31, 2015


"Maybe it's much too early in the game
Aah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?"

Ahhhh....you just must love Texas!
We were in flip-flops on Christmas Eve and
then the tornado's blew in across nearby cities,
creating horrible devastation.
The darling has a coworker who lives in Rowlett, just North
of our city, whose home was destroyed on Saturday night.
She lost her entire belongings and her beloved cat.
Where would you begin to start over?

The above picture is Ms. Elizabeth's ranch.
We awoke to big fat snowflakes and freezing temps
on Monday morning.
Now.....December weather begins just when the month is ending.

We have cleared away the Santa's and the Snowmen.
The tree is still up and continues to softly light the entryway.
Perhaps we will wait until New Year's Day to take it down.

This New Year's Eve will be just the darling and me.
I remember when we were young and would
often celebrate the evening out in New Orleans...
all dressed up and ready to party!
Now....we love quiet evenings at home
with champagne, a good movie and a few appetizers.
I have seafood stuffed mushrooms on the menu.
Miss Abbie is hosting a formal New Year's Eve dinner
for her friends.....
Lasagna is being served......
I just love this....she is our girl....our only granddaughter!

I do hope the year brings us joy and happiness
continued good health.
I wish that for us all!
Sleep tight! 


  1. Happy New Year to you too! We have flooding here that's swallowing entire towns. I'll be happy to see the unwanted guest, El Nino gone for good. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who have lost so much. While homes and belongings can be replaced our beloved pets and family can not. That's what's most important!

  2. You are having the very best New Year's celebration ever. Safe, fun, with someone you love. Yep, the best. My wish for you is the best year possible. Happy New Year.

  3. I have a bottle of bubbly chilling for tonight! Louis Dean is finally feeling more like his normal self so it will be the two us sitting together in front of the fireplace tonight! Happy New Year to you, Dear Betsy!!

    1. PS. Summer lives in Rowlett and I have been amazed at how that community is being so supportive to those who lost so much!!

  4. Happy New Year!
    Your celebration sounds just like ours!

    In our case it is football, my velour robe, a simple supper, and a glass of red wine.

    Woo hoo!
    Enjoyed visiting,

    I am so glad you are all safe.

  5. What a difference a week makes. So many people must start over and that has got to be profoundly challenging.

    Enjoy your quiet evening. We are enjoying ours with sparkling cider and peanut butter cups. What a combination!


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