Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Evening with the Mayor

The lights of Gracie Mansion

Last summer I was fortunate enough to be invited to Gracie Mansion for a reception honoring the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tonight I was fortunate to be back for another reception. This one brought together friends I had worked with almost thirty years ago. We get together every year and it is always a treat. This year was no exception. There are friends I work with now, friends with whom I still socialize and people I see only at this party. We've been getting together for the last twenty years and I've missed only a few times. I am always glad to go and each year brings a few faces I haven't seen in years as well as warm memories. We had name tags this year and it was a great help for my -- and all of our -- less than perfect memories.

The snowmen are still waiting for snow. The morning commute had torrential rains, but as the day went on it stopped raining, the sun actually came out and tonight was too warm for the down coat that I needed this morning.

I am marveling at how fast December is flying. I blinked and it's a third of the way through. Chanukah starts Friday night and I still have a few things to mail and some notes to send. After that I'll begin to focus on all the office holiday festivities and gifts. We have our Division party next week and we will also do a lunch for our unit. We're blessed with a great group of dessert makers and I am saving up my calories.  

Wishing you happy times and times to treasure!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The time is going by fast. We had that rain here in Ohio yesterday morning too. This morning there is a dusting of snow on the ground and it's well below freezing here too. Our office doesn't party but the boss gives each a little gift to make up for what he would have spent on one.

Sybil said...

Looks as if the snow is on it's way..I have just been reading about bad weather in various places in the US. Please can you keep it your side of the pond LOL
It is so lovely that you are able to meet up with all your old friends. enjoy every minute.
Love Sybil x

k and c's mom said...

I remember the Gracie Mansion post from the summer. That sounds so neat seeing old friends there. Fingers crossed for snow!

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Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Hey there Buttercup! I love the continuity in your life, the way you maintain traditions. And what traditions they are! Parties and friendships, the best!