A friend of ours, Mark, made us a small bundt shaped fruitcake that was delish but I could only eat a tiny bite as it was SO full of brandy that it felt like I was being fumigated when I nibbled it. The hubby ate it all and boy was he tipsy lol.
|This isn't it of course, but it did look like this :P I forgot to take its pic before the hubby swallowed it all.|
|A pic of all of us (yes I am in here) from the retreat I attended in October - a definite highpoint in my year!|
I try not to ponder the losses as much as the gains, but some folks just leave a gap in my life that is too big to ignore when they die.
|The Chattin family tartan - my friend Rosetoes wears it with pride, I think it is scary, but then I am not Scottish so I am not really allowed an opinion! lol|
I terribly miss my dear friend Rose who was 92 1/2 when she died last spring. This lady had seen some things! She was fun, spirited, flirtatious (yes even at 92) and had a 60 year old boyfriend when she died. She left a huge gap with her death. Rose was the last of my 'adopted' grandparents and I teared up yet again just the other day when I realized I wasn't going to get one of her beautiful, long, hand written letters and Christmas cards this year - the first Christmas I wouldn't get one in 26 years...
On a positive note, Rose was one of those rare elders who thought sex was a good thing and didn't mind making the occasional randy joke, loved my husband the minute she met him over 2 decades ago, gleefully attended our wedding and bragged about it to all of her friends. She loved to dance and party it up like a woman 1/2 her age. I love her and will cherish her memories.
|While I didn't "do" the boy with the tattoo, he did whip it out for us at the Folsom Street Fair. Trust me, it is delicious looking..and he was a real sweetheart.|
|These men were just a few whose pics from the Folsom street fair made it into the spank bank.|
|I have a few new men friends that would be right at home in this pic.|
|I love meeting porn stars in person. It is just so much fun!|
|Daddies in my dreams!|
|OMG the time this must have taken. I remember he smelled good too.|
Just a recap of Folsom, thought it might be enjoyable :)
|A last piece of fruitcake for your viewing pleasure...|
All in all I would have to say that 2011 was a winning year for me. Let's hope it was for you too!
If I don't blog at you again before the new year, have a blast this weekend!