I put on my good dancing dress, the one with the flippy skirt that's great for turns, and my good dancing shoes and went to a New Year's Eve party. My main concern was my shoes, which I've had for a long time and the straps where I buckle them are getting worn. So I was afraid I'd have a shoe blowout while I was dancing, but that didn't happen. My shoes let me dance the year away.
East Coast Swing, some Salsa and Cha-Cha, and a little Two-Step. They played some funky disco music too, which I ignored.
My most frequent dance partner was K, an older gentleman who was in the same Swing Dance class that I was in several years ago. K seems to like to dance with me best, though he's not my favorite partner. I prefer a stronger lead than K, but when the alternative is not dancing (there are always more women willing to dance than men), then K does just fine. Any time the music turned fast, he gave me the look with the raised eyebrow, and we took to the floor.
It's 2008 now, and I'm at home. I changed the copyright date that will go on any photos I post, and I took down the 2007 calendar. Unfortunately, I don't have a 2008 replacement for it. I suppose I'll have to do something about that.
It's hard to know what this new year will hold. A new president-elect, of course, but on the personal level, that's a different story. God willing, my house will sell this year, and I'll finally decide what to be now that my kids are grown up, and where to go to school to learn the new career.
Among the things I've been reminded of this past year: The faithfulness of friends. The joy of family. The unsurpassing goodness of the Lord my God. Nothing else is more important than these.
May you have a wonderful new year.