Ring in the new year!

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View of Hanauma Bay.  One of these days, we will snorkel there again.  I love gazing at the beautiful, colorful fish as I float on the water.

Yesterday, we awoke to rain and cloudy skies, which meant no snorkeling for us.  However, we got to turn off the lawn sprinklers, thereby saving money.  We had a terrific breakfast, consisting of a sausage, mushroom, and spinach omelet and two slices of buttered wheat toast.  Shanna’s homemade tangerine marmalade hit the spot.  That woman is so creative.  I’ll never forget the papaya ice cream she made with papayas picked from her yard.  Incredibly delicious!

Tonight is New Year’s Eve.  I plan to broil New York steaks and make Dianne’s potato salad.  We’ll wash it all down with the Italian champagne that Pete left us.  No fireworks for us, though our neighbors will probably burn a bundle.  We’ll close all the windows to keep the smoke out.

Looking back on 2012, I recall major health issues for both David and me, involving several surgeries and trips to the ER, once by ambulance.  Yup, his medical bills far exceeded mine.  We intend to deduct the medical expenses from our taxes, if possible.  As an accountant, my husband is pretty resourceful when it comes to reducing our tax burden!

But, it was our grand two week trip to India that overshadowed everything we did in 2012.  If you have been following my blog, you’ll know what I mean.

Goodbye 2012.  Hello 2013.  Ring in the new year!

9 Responses to “Ring in the new year!”

  1. DrumMajor Says:

    Happy Healthy New Year!
    (If there was just a way to deduct that new camera for taking photos of toe….?) DrumMajor

  2. denise Says:

    Wishing you and David A Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  3. Jeanie Says:

    I hope the new year brings you good health…..and maybe another wonderful trip.

  4. DJan Says:

    I have enjoyed the past year following your travels and travails, Gigi. I do hope the coming year will be a good one for all of us! 🙂

  5. Suzanne Says:

    Happy New Year! Good luck with the fireworks. I am amazed how many people light them on Hawaii.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Good luck in the New Year. We had our family gathering on Saturday and you know it cheered me up. David and I met granddaughter Hannah’s new boy friend Hugo who hails from Guadalahara Mexico. Nice boy and really cute. She will be 24 in September. He asked her to marry him, but we shall see. Dianne

  7. LInda Starr Says:

    tangerine marmalade sounds wonderful, I love marmalades, happy new year.

  8. R.Ramakrishnan Says:

    Wishing you and David a wonderful, Splendid, Sparkling & Delightful New Year 2013 full of Peace Joy Prosperity & Hope, Good Health & Happiness. Best Wishes ram

  9. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife Says:

    Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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