It's hard to believe that this year is so rapidly drawing to a close:
I always find it a bit poignant to realize that once again--
after all the stockings were hung, the toasts were made, the gifts were sorted and enjoyed, and the laughter rang out loud and often...
The visits with family, so anxiously anticipated, are all too soon over for now,
and the dishes are once again ready to nestle into their boxes again for another year.
The food is delegated to leftovers now, lingering in the fridge, ready for sustenance in the days ahead...
(those diet resolutions can come in their own time...)
The magical lights, games that brought tears of laughter,
and the hugs from loved ones near and far are but the stuff of memories now.
A brand New Year is eager to burst upon us here in just a few days...
where DID the time go?
I'll remember it all with fondness and nostalgia for years to come.
I want to thank you all so very much for visiting my blog this past year!
Wishing A Very Happy 2012 to one and all...
(my favorite version of Auld Lang Syne...)
"Of all sound of all bells...most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year." (-Charles Lamb)