11 December 2009 | Sint Maarten
I woke up this morning and thought I would write a serious blog for a change.
Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. I packed the candles and the Menorah on the boat back in August. Tonight I will light the first candle. I will take pictures to send to the kids as I do when we are not together to celebrate.
It seems this weekend is the weekend that everyone has chosen to get together to celebrate the seasonal holidays, which ever holidays you celebrate. I will miss getting together with everyone. I will miss standing around and remembering the year that has past. I will miss the laughter and the good food. I will miss hearing all the gossip about Oak Park. I will miss seeing all the people that I have grown so close to over the years.
So let me take this opportunity since I can't be with you in person to thank each and every one of you for helping me make my dream come true. Each and every one of you helped in some way. From helping get the boat ready, to being crew. From lending me your husbands or a week or two, to just listening to my bullsh**t. Thank you all. I could not have done it without you.
I especially need to thank my Beckie. She is the one that helped the most, gave up the most. She has been my organizer, my cook, my decorator, my landside support, my rock ( and a few things I can't mention here).
Beckie will be here next week. We have a trip planned over Christmas to St Barts, St. Kitts and Nevis. We will light the last candles for Hanukkah. We will hang some lights on the mast. We will take pictures and send them to the kids as we do when we are not together to celebrate.
So this weekend when you all get together, have a drink for me.
Love and best wishes
Thought of the day:
When you head South and the butter melts - your refrigeration is probably not working.