Another Holiday season come and gone, and I must say that it has been a happy and enjoyable time. There was plenty of baking and cooking which resulted in much eating and drinking, but I enter the new year feeling lucky and happy-even if I also feel really fat.
Florida was fantastic, even though O'Hare was a nightmare and made me cry yet again. We ended up having to fly to Newark, run through the airport to catch a connection and then fly to Tampa-which is 3.5 hours from our intended airport, and rent a car at 1:40 am to drive to Naples. We arrived at 4:30 and went straight to bed, but we were up in time to lay by the pool and re-energize before 18 holes of golf and countless sets of tennis. We also did some shopping at a place called Steinmart- which is very hit-or-miss for women, but always a great bet for men's clothing. Big Guy bought so many cashmere sweaters that I am jealous! But he was very sweet and bought me a really cute navy blue shirt-dress with a pleated skirt, so I can't complain. It looks a lot like this one except it is obviously navy and the belt isn't a bow.
My other fantastic Christmas gifts were, in count-down order:
5) Lots of J Crew cotton tee shirts, long and short sleeved, from my parents
4) My Vera Wang Crystal- the rest of it from my registry
3) Singer Sewing Machine from my husband
2) A set of All-Clad cookware from my in-laws
1) A gorgeous Burberry Tote! from my parents
So- we had a very merry Christmas indeed, and spending time with family always seems too short for me. I Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and a happy New Years eve. I am back at work now-begrudgingly.