Wednesday, January 1, 2014

On This, The First Day Of The New Year


Inspired by Janet, I resumed my clearing out spree, hitting the dresser in the bedroom.

I had already taken down the outside lights and greens, stripped the tree of what little the cats had left, vacuumed and done minimal rearranging.

Without it's trimmings my house looks almost Shaker like in its new found sobriety..

I love it.

Though I look forward to returning to work tomorrow and bringing home some flowers.

In the bottom of one drawer, buried under a pile of old receipts and broken necklaces, I found a picture, freed from its frame and slightly crumpled.

But there we were, my friend Larry and Tony and myself, sitting on a terrace in Capri, relaxing before dinner.

It was Larry's birthday and for reasons only known to the gods, he had taken my then partner Tony and myself with him on a two week trip to Italy.

We spent the first week in Capri.


    Those were the days my friends.


26 comments:

  1. Oh my god what a BABE!

    And as an aside, apparently I now have a torn rotator cuff too, so we are spiritual twins.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Actually, my dear, I think we're now physical twins.

      What's the prognosis?

      xo J

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    2. Well, yeah, but I didn't want to say that right after having remarked on what a babe you are:). Haven't been to the doctor yet - will go on Monday.

      I'm self-diagnosing, but I think it's right. We shall see.

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    3. Ha! I just wrote you on your "ask me' page. But now you've told me:-)

      Ouchy, right? Don't do a lot of over the head movements. No tennis tonight,

      I'm all about self diagnosis.

      and thank you, I thought you were talking about Tony:-)

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    1. Have I told you lately that I love you ?

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  3. Holy cow, you are gorgeous! What a dreamy picture and back story.

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    1. I think everybody looks good in Italy! It was a dreamy holiday.

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  4. Bliss...what lovely people! We all need a friend who treats to two weeks in Italy... Lucky girl!

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    1. I know, he has always been very generous with his vacation time.

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  5. I took Janet's advice too and also cleaned out dresser drawers, but all I found was a lot of mismatched socks and embarrasingly old underwear. And I thought everyone looked good in Paris: wow.

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    1. Gotta dig deeper Shelley......sounds like you'll have a snow day or two!

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  6. I thought at first glance your friend Larry was George Clooney! He has a place in Italy I believe. Anyway, you look pretty knockout! Happy New Year X

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    1. I will relay this to him immediately. After all what man doesn't want to be a Clooney look alike?

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  7. What a great picture of a very pretty Jane..and two hunky guys. Aren't you glad you're getting over your fear of flying. Aaaaah Capri!

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    1. Go hunky or go home has always been my motto.....unfortunately :-)

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  8. You look stunning!! It's so fun to find old photos and relive fun times. Sorry about your shoulder. My brother and son have both torn theirs. I'm not doing any heavy lifting these days. It seems to be going around. Happy new Year!!

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    1. I know, I watch the big boys, and some of the women at the gym and just cringe....

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  9. Gorgeous and Elegant Jane! Frame that picture! What are you waiting for?

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  10. Well, if he plans another trip, I will gladly go! Fabulous photo. :o) Happy New Year!

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  12. Oh wow! Such a cool snapshot into your past, thanks for letting us see it :)

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