Good evening, and I hope that you had a marvelous New Year's Day, ready to start 2014 off with many wonderful things. I wish for each of you who visit here, good health & happiness to you & those you love. A little prosperity wouldn't come amiss either, but the health & happiness are definitely more important. I'd wish for World Peace, an end to hunger and all the awfulness we read about happening all over the world. Unfortunately, I doubt that will come true...but I can still hope for it!
We left So. Fla about 6am, stopped nearby for a good (and pleasantly inexpensive!) breakfast at this little local diner that has a retro '50-s motif. It was very tasty too. We have a place about an hour away (Cracker Barrel for those in the USA who know this chain) that we usually stop. However when we're visiting, we've been going to this little family style diner ever since DD moved to this area. DH saw that it would be open early on New Year's Day so decided we'd eat there. It was a bit too early for me, but I did my part. Then got in the pkup, set the GPS to get us out of the city and once we got to the Interstate, kicked my seat back and napped. We had some fog & heavy rain up until we got into North Fla. The fog eased up but we still had rain or sprinkles most of the way home. Thankfully, we didn't have a lot of traffic, and no slowdowns in the areas of this particular interstate where we are usually in a stop & go (or just stop & sit!) mode.
Collected our mail & just went through for a fast check of bills that need sorting. Oh, my, I had so many lovely handmade Christmas cards from so many of my blog buddies. I want to say a very heartfelt Thank You to each of you. As you know I get a bit down when we have to leave the daughter, so it perked me up immensely to see all these beautiful cards. I will share each one over the days ahead, so everyone can enjoy them along with me. I always have collected cards - got a big trunk full up in the attic. But handmade cards go into a special box to be enjoyed over & over. I also get a lot of inspiration from these too!
OK, that's it for me tonight. Got the house temp warming up, as we set the thermostat to 60 when we go away. Takes a while for it to warm up to suit me. DH has gone to get his shower, and I'm off to do the same. Will be nice to be in my own bed again tonight!!! Hugs & many, many thanks to all who remembered us with the gorgeous cards!