Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2009


New Year's eve . . . The new year is almost here. I do hope that 2009 is a better year for everyone. How about resolutions? I have only one resolution this year - "This year I will rise above the little irritations in life." I do tend to dwell on little irritations until they become harbors for stress. I never got around to planning a New Year's eve outing after we nixed the Opryland Hotel celebration. 2008 has just about used us up - we'll take a second look and celebrate the arrival of 2009 right here at home. That ain't bad.

Besides, I have a trip to look forward to and plan for. Harry gave me a gift certificate this Christmas. A trip to Biltmore House (near Ashville, NC) to tour the spring gardens. It'll be a perfect trip. I've never seen the Biltmore House gardens and mansion. Also, it's a perfect opportunity to drive through the mountains. There are several really pretty little villages along the route. I hope Harry just falls in love with Evergreen, NC. It's a beautiful small village filled with neat, quiet homes set among huge evergreen trees.

Here's wishing everyone a truly happy new year filled with all the things 2008 failed to deliver and even more.

6 comments:

Tee said...

Happy New Year. You are going to love your trip to the Biltmore House. It's a grand place, in a beautiful location.

jAMiE said...

Happy New Year Mary...i hope you have a wonderful 2009!

I hope you enjoy your trip too..i am sure you will...i've heard that place is lovely.

Cheryl said...

I've always wanted to go to Biltmore, and one day I will.

Happiest of New Years, Mary.

happyone said...

The trip sounds wonderful.
Happy New Year!!

Dear Liza said...

Happy new year to you too, Mary.

Hugs....

Jamie

Golden To Silver Val said...

May 2009 bring you many blessings, Mary. Be well. Love and hugs.