On New Year’s Eve, Richard treated a small group of us to a delicious cheese plate, savory, steaming homemade Beef Wellington, mashed red potatoes, green beans, and ice cream cake. (Okay, the cake wasn’t homemade but I LOVE ice cream cake! It’s really hard to lose having that guy around!)
We then relaxed in the living room, binge-watching Shut Eye on Hulu (which we are really enjoying). As the quiet evening wore on, pre-midnight fireworks erupted on the horizon. So, we went out on the patio (18th floor) and enjoyed those. We are on the top floor here, directly under the roof, where there are large areas for get-togethers.
Above us that night was a very loud, rowdy New Year’s Eve party. Our employee, Brian, had brought over the drone that Santa gave him. He turned it on, and flew it from our patio upward, making it hover just off the edge of the rooftop. It has some pretty impressive lights on it and we immediately heard people start exclaiming, “A drone! Look at the drone!” Heh…
We all had a good, silent chuckle. Brian flew it for a few more minutes before making it land on our patio. That was the extent of our New Year’s Naughtiness.
We were looking forward to a very quiet January but we already have three dinner engagements lined up in the next week. Ah, maybe we’ll relax in February… 😉
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This week’s Masonism:
“This meat is really good, Mom! Did you marmalade it?”
Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.
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