For me, inspiration to write often comes from Sex & the City. Today it came from the movie, airing on the USA network on this lazy December day during holiday 'cation. Last night, Kitty Cat, Rory Rose and I toasted to the year 2011 as we creep up on 2012. Tonight KC and I will host the 4th annual Holiday Girls Night, an intimate gathering of sorts, involving friends, wine, food and board games. I imagine we will do some reflecting on the events of the past year and any exciting ventures to come. I must say, I am a bit disappointed in my complete blogging disregard over the past 6 months or so. In my defense, I have been very busy. There is no way to document all that has transpired, but a brief synopsis of the big picture may wet the palette of the few readers that remain faithful :)
I finally (almost) feel like a grown-up. In February, I started dating a wonderful man. This man will be known as Golden Retriever, because like this breed, he is friendly with everyone, eager to please, cheerful and trustworthy. Hard to believe with my track record as resident commitment-phobe, but Golden and I are still in a happy, loving relationship. We have had so much fun together over the past 10 months, and the best part is that everyone loves him. I mean everyone I introduce him to. It is pretty amazing. He's even attempted to share his interests with me- gambling, sports, sports gambling- and I failed to succumb to his attempts. Poor Golden continues to be subjected to my girly vices (he actually just left my apartment. Apparently 20 minutes of SATC was enough for him). Kitty Cat has already put him in charge of creating the Ultimate Sex & the City Trivia Game. Did I mention that Golden is Ivy League educated and quite brilliant? I know... it's annoying.
On top of my great man, I also managed to score a Master's degree and new J-O-B at a stellar local high school. The job is exhausting and emotionally draining, but definitely rewarding.
More big girl highlights:
Attending seven (yes, seven) weddings from April to December. One for my sorority sister, one grade school pal, and two for close friends. I am officially getting old and people are settling down. It is scary, but I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed all seven weddings. I am a sucker for a good love story these days. Speaking of which, I have been playing matchmaker again. The Kitty Cat Chronicles are continuing with a handsome man not of this island. It's a Christmas miracle!
Cheers 2011... you've been good to me. Elated about what 2012 may bring.