So I am not really in the mood to celebrate. Not tonight anyway. While last year there were plenty of friends and neighbors, caviar, fresh blinis and champagne--while watching the Space Needle fireworks from our building's terrace--tonight it has been, so far, about being home, watching a marathon of Law & Order, later on a couple movies, thankful my flu is gone and that we have shelter and food and fresh water to drink.
But I was hungry and it was time for dinner so I ordered sushi from downstairs. A Rainbow Roll and a Tuna, Cucumber and Avocado Roll. I had stopped earlier today at Larry's Market to pick up some cheese and foie gras mousse, a slice of Brillat Savarin with Truffle, some crackers and a bottle of bubbly. Mind you, not a fancy bubbly, just a little Cremant D'Alsace.
The point is that for me tonight saying good bye to 2004 is really about quiet meditation, counting my blessings once more, reflecting on a superb year of good things, happy moments, friends, too many holidays--both domestic and abroad-- and the birth of this little soapbox that I've called Seattle Bon Vivant.
To the ever expanding blogosphere family my fondest regards. I've learned so much from you all this year. Thank you for the camaraderie and for the friendship.
And to you readers, a big thank you. For your support and readership. For your comments and feedback. For the laughs and emails.
I've always been one to count my blessings. Life has been very generous and good to me. I've always considered myself a happy camper but this year in particular this has been more true than ever before.
This little blog is part of that. Of another happy year of life and love and friends and new friends and neighbors, and of living in this blessed city that I am proud and lucky enough to call home. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. See you next year!