Sunday, December 31, 2023

Good Bye 2023...Hello 2024!

Good Bye 2023...
I am rather glad to close the door on 2023 after spending the whole year battling cancer.  I want to say a HUGE thank you for all your prayers and support, meals and gifts. Thank you to the staff at the Barshinger Cancer Institute for their kindness and care. Thank you to my walkers who made sure I got fresh air and limited exercise!  And finally to Linda who took great care, kept me on schedule, kept me eating, kept me walking and loved me through a difficult time.

Today is my 71st birthday, yes a New Years baby and it is impossible to believe I am 71.
We are having pork and sauerkraut for good luck and a baby Bundt cake from the new bakery.

I did not blog since the 14th so this may be a long update...

We were invited to help celebrate 4 birthdays at the Log Cabin.  

Abbey and Ben came home the 17-18 for a visit, we would not be together for Christmas, they left for Namibia (yes, in Africa) to celebrate Abbey's 40th birthday!  My baby is 40?

AND we left for 11 days in Connestee Falls, NC with friends the Woodruffs. For our home base we rented a beautiful house on the TOP of the mountain with stunning views.
We spent a full day at the Biltmore. Did a morning Rooftop tour which was excellent.

We had a good lunch on the grounds at the Stable Cafe and then took an evening candlelight tour.
Did some shopping in the cute town of Brevard.  One evening we went to the Grove Park Inn (WOW!!) to Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar for a fun evening of music.  We had a very good Christmas Eve buffet at the Seasons at Highland Lake.  So...we ate well, did a few fun things, and laughed. 

Back home to laundry and mail!  And to close out our year we spent New Years Eve with our friends the Hildebrands, who we have spent time with every year for 40+ years!   A perfect way to close out a year.

My plan is to do a few more (late) Holiday mini's, then a week of NC paintings and then birds!

HAPPY 2024 and I wish you all  good health and happiness.

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