Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

I have no plans for tonight.  At first, I thought I might go over to American Sushi House, about two miles away, for dinner.  The family that owns it, from Korea, have become friends, but I don't much feel like going alone - and I have a couple of Netflix movies - so I think I'll just stay put.  I've enjoyed just reading blogs today, with all their wonderful New Year's messages of hope and renewal.  I've only heard from a couple of family members and friends so it is really nice to feel the warmth from my blogging world.  I just visited the blog of Karen at Keeping Secrets

(  ) and thought her post was so visually beautifully and uplifting.  You might want to check it out.

It's already dark here and, in parts of the world, the New Year has already debuted.  I just pray that everyone celebrates safely and sanely.  We don't need any tragedies to mar the beginning of a new decade.  

Blessings to our world.  If we all join forces, we may manage to embrace each other in peace and understanding.


  1. Leaving in a few minutes with friends but wanted to wish you one more time a Happy New Year....sorry you are alone tonight but you do sound happy....good for you....I join you in sending blessings to our world....:-) Hugs

  2. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Happy New Year

  3. Happy New Year!! I'm in too...I'll check out the link!


  4. Happy New Year to you. We are staying home as it is very cold here, but thats okay. going to put on a movie too. Here is to a wonderful year ahead of us. I look forward to getting to know you better.

  5. Happen to know you were alone to welcome 2010.

    Anyway, my warmest regards to you.

    Happy New Year, and Bon Voyage, greeting from a Malaysian.

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!

    I bless you and yours splendid departure!!

    From the Far East.

  7. Happy New Year.It was so hot here last we headed to the Beach to cool off and to catch a view of the 9:pm fireworks. But a thunderstorm rolled over so we headed home and then to a friends house to see in the New Year.

    Seeing all the people crammed onto public transport made me feel glad we were headed home for a quiet night.

    Best wishes to you for 2010. I look forward to blogging the year with you.

  8. You are a beautiful woman and soul dear Carmen... I hope your year is full of happines and joy and fun and, etc- really
    I just went to Karen's blog, it's so beautiful... Thank you!

    Lots of love my friend!

  9. Carmen - First, Happy New Year! Sometimes, spending time with yourself can be a gift, and I think especially at a time of such introspection, it might be a very good way to spend the evening. Second, thank you for the very kind words and for sending people to read my little poem of hope!

    I'm glad to have made your acquaintance and look forward to a developing friendship in 2010.

    Blessings to you.

  10. I popped in to wish you a Happy New Year. May your personal sun shine brightly in the coming months.

  11. Gosh, I am behind in responding to comments!

    From: New Year's Eve:

    Bernie - hope you had a great time with your
    old friends. I was just fine alone. It
    seemed quiet around here. Mostly "older"
    folks in my, I'm old in
    years but not in spirit!

    Breeze - hope you had a nice evening in with
    your daughters...I'm glad Martina chose my
    name for the poetry book!

    rainfield61 - you welcomed the new year in a
    very lovely country! I am so glad I've been

    ruma2008 - I love that I've also been to Japan!
    Travel is one of the things I love best in
    my life though retirement will limit that.

    Liss - it wasn't really warm here but not
    really cold either. That's what I like
    about San Francisco.

    Dulce - you are the sweetest person. Much love
    to you as well. Isn't Karen's blog great?

    Karen - your blogsite is wonderful and I
    thought people should check it out. I will
    visit it often. Hope the year to come is
    wonderful for you.

    Valerie - I hope you spent the new year with
    loved ones. Blessings and love to you.

  12. i never go out new year anymore. its all so expensive. hope you had a nice peaceful night in

    Tina from
    Gossip Avenue
    Travel Shack
    Mummy Diaries
    Game FreakZ

  13. We also enjoyed watching movies during new year, just took things easy and chilled at home.