(Just indulge me for a moment and allow a cheesy Morrissey title)
I sat in my dark living room this morning, sipping my coffee and watching the changing colors on the horizon hint at the sun's approach. I realized that I've seen the sun rise and set in quite a few different places this year. I let my mind wander back over the months and across the globe for a little while... How many wonderful places I have been, things I have seen, people I have met or missed... So many good things have been given to me, entirely undeserved. Without a doubt, the most frequent thought I've had this year was, "I can't believe I got to do that!"
Here is a roundup of highlights -- lessons, experiences, sights, bites, & sips -- some of the blessings I count at the end of this year. 2011 was hard but 2012 was good, restoring, richer than I could ever have imagined, and I am grateful.
Susan or Lucy
Postcards from the Past
1 Week, 2 Friends, 3 Cities
Come on With the Rain, I've a Smile on My Face
Anyone for Tennis?
Borough Market & Passionfruit Curd
Pip-pip, cheerio, what-what!
In the Hallway, Unfinished
Sips: Neko's Revenge
Bites: Sea Salt Brownie Trifle
As American as App' Pah Ah l'Mowed
Bites: The Dessert of Champions
In Which I Miss People, Disappoint a Student, and am Monitored by a Dutch Master
To do: Say no. Bake a cake.
Dear Mr. McFeeley
We Just Live Life
Eat, Drink, & Be Merry