There are still a few hours remaining to the year 2017, but I just hung my 2018 calendar, a custom calendar that I ordered with photos which I took in Mexico City.
No New Year's Eve revelry is planned here. At midnight I will open the front door, ring the dinner bell which belonged to my great-grandmother, and then go to bed.
The first week of the new year will be busy however. Tomorrow I am invited to spend the day with one of my former teaching colleagues and her family. I have been spending New Year's Day with them for the past several years, and we always have a very nice time. Then there are more mundane activities planned. On Tuesday the plumber is coming to repair a leaky pipe in the kitchen, on Wednesday I have a dentist appointment, and on Thursday I am taking my car in for service. Then on Friday there is something enjoyable on my schedule. My cousin and I are going to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see a special exhibit called "The Jazz Age".
The following weekend I must get ready for my departure for Mexico on January 9th.
And then I can say "Adiós" to the snow and cold of an Ohio winter.
Happy New Year to all my readers!
Feliz Año Nuevo