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!