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Welcome to 2008!

New Year's Eve recap:
  • Cuban-style dinner (ropoveeja (sp?), black beans, rice, fried plantains), pigs in a blanket (best NYEve food ever!), veggies, and more cookies than any one should ever eat.
  • Chatting around the table and then family room with Malise, Yuriy, Katie, and Stacie.
  • Katie, Stacie, and I checking out the fireworks over the Masonic Temple in Old Town Alexandria.
  • When Harry Met Sally (quintessential) followed by a gracious ride home for my guests by SoberRide.
Today I woke up late: 9:38am. So far I've spent the day with ESPN watching bowl game predictions and clicking back and forth with Rose Bowl Parade.

So far, Tennessee is doing well against Wisconsin (go SEC!) though Arkansas is really duking it out (go SEC!) and Florida is about to crush Mighigan (go SEC!). I'll be ducking out in the middle of the FL game to go and look at what is potentially a fabulous townhouse near a metro... perhaps a future homestead???

2008 already looks exciting. Last night before bed I was reflecting on what my life was like at the beginning of 2007....

I did not yet have: a Master's degree, my own place, a real-live job, a number of friends, my fabulous church choir, familiarity with tons of music, TV shows, movies, journal articles, books, or basically any idea what I'd be doing with my life. Now I have that MA, I'm leaving my own place soon to move back in with friends, I have added and lost some "great" friends, I don't mind driving 30 minutes to get to my wonderful church, and I now know a few more things I don't want to do with my life.

All of this to say that 2007 was eventful, and a pretty huge transition year for me. I'm looking forward to 2008 and whatever adventures may be in store for me. And on this first day of the year, cheering rather loudly for my comrades in the SEC!

Love always, ~Heather


Anonymous said…
Very Happy new Year to You.
Martin en Paul send you lot of kisses.
MissEfish said…
It is so good to hear from you! It has been entirely too long since we've been in the same city. It sounds like you had a fabulous New Years though!

ryc: You might be right with the idea that the cost of the ring would balance the cost of the dress (and another one of my complaints would be that the idea that huge amounts of money need to be spent on either one of these items is very recent, but anyway...). I guess my thought there would be that at least the ring is something with a lasting value. The ring will be worn every day and likely passed on to relatives. Most people never look at their wedding dress again after they put it in the box (though not always). So while I personally don't like the idea of spending a lot of money on either item, at least the ring would get more use?

The situation in France sounds interesting. I love the idea of giving people options because all relationships are soo different. (Though I definitely see how that could make the dating scene confusing.)

I'll try to do a better job at keeping in touch! Reading through your posts it sounds like DC has been really good to you!