Christmas Letter 2015
As I sit in my delightfully oversized seat on the Amtrak 84 train from Virginia to NYC the thought comes to mind, “What shall I do on this 5 hour ride?” Sleep? No. Read? No, I get motion sick when I read and they haven’t cleaned the bathroom since ‘96. After immersing myself deep into thought, eureka! I will write the Christmas letter to end all Christmas letters. JK Rowling created Harry Potter on a train so naturally trains are where million dollar ideas happen! This is brilliant so without further ado, let’s commence with the best year yet…
Travel has been the theme of 2015. To be honest I’m a little exhausted just thinking about it but only snotty people say that so I won’t. In January I left for a much needed one day vacation to the Dominican Republic. I’m fairly certain that the flight took more time than the vacation but duty called from Orlando where I had a mandatory meeting. Luckily for those enduring my post vacation blues Harry Potter World was on the meeting agenda so wrongs were righted. (It’s almost as if JK Rowling knew I was going to write this letter!)
My next trip was a makeup cruise with Mom and Bryn to Key West and Cozumel. I learned that I like cruises and that the sun still plays hilarious jokes on my pale skin, touché sun. Once again I had a mandatory meeting during my vacation only this time it was in Las Vegas. I will go if I must. Flying through LA had its perks as I was seated next to the manager of the ‘Thunder from Down Under’ and scored some free tickets to the show. Calm down and splash some water on your face, it’s only an accent! Plus after seeing Magic Mike XXL four times in theatres I determined I preferred movie screens to live shows anyway.
In early May my Dad came to see the house, landscape the front yard and go on a whiskey tour. In July my Mom came to visit and forced me into the same indentured servitude that was my childhood. When is Dad coming back? I thought we would have some relaxation by the pool but Anne had other ideas. I love her but I always need a few recovery days after she leaves.
August brought the wedding of my friends James and Michelle where I danced the night away. Thankfully the rest of August was low key because September was insane. We kicked September off with a trip to Milwaukee followed by a trip to the beach for Whitney and Raul’s Spanish-American Wedding Extravaganza. A few days later I was off to London for a week. I learned that they have free Wi-Fi in bars, which is awesome, and that I miss my English people so I will have to return sooner rather than later. England is still very rainy in case anyone was wondering.
I feel like I’m forgetting something. Hmm what could it be? Oh yes. In March I went on one of those online date things. We’d been talking for a while but he never asked me out so naturally I thought he was a nut job; a funny, cute nut job. We went for sushi where he informed me that he hated sushi but thought I would like it so points for him, cuz I do! Maybe it was a match made in Sticky Rice heaven, love at first sight, or the beer, but Jonathan from Farmville (as he will henceforth be called) ended up my boyfriend and without a doubt the best thing that happened all year. Wish him luck when he comes home for Christmas!
The yearly review is coming to an end as I embark on my final trip of the year to NYC! My good friends Ruth and Doug are getting married and I’m off to celebrate with them. Thanks to Jonathan from Farmville and all my friends and family for making 2015 great and for keeping me slightly sane through all its ups and downs. Wine, I’d like to thank you most of all. Till next time, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!