Friday, December 30, 2005

Morning Edition - 12/30/05

Happy New Year!!

It’s A Wrap
Incredibly, 2005 zipped by, but not before it made some major changes to our lives and environment. From the tsunami aftermath to Katrina, we saw plenty of natural disasters – some even on home turf and although it was sad to see the devastation, it was also refreshing to see that folks can still come together to help each other. We’ll also be leaving some folks we really cared about behind in 2005 – Debbie Lavonne Fulton, Frankie, Andres and Isabela, just to name a few. In addition some folks who were like family also passed-on, such as Luther Vandross, Richard Pryor and Ann Bancroft who left a permanent mark in our souls through their art. Of course 2005 had it’s incredibly beautiful moments – like the birth of Daylen, the BBC’s trip to DC in July and yes, even my foray into the “serious” dating scene. All in all, those of us lucky enough to be reading this today recognize that storms bring about life-altering changes – sometimes necessary changes; relationships teach us as much about ourselves as they do about someone else; and that no problem is as permanent as a solution. We’ve LIVED an incredible year. Let’s use the final hours of this year to review what we did well, what sucked and what we’re striving for in 2006. No, you probably won’t keep to all your new year’s resolutions, but you sure as heck can add those important references you’ve developed to that resume – including your life resume. Now, let’s take a deep breath, smile at the prospect of another chance and step into 2006! Happy New Year!!

Carry the 1
It’s that time of the year again…that’s right, that period when it seems many of my close family and friends were born! So, let’s do a quick run-down…if I miss anyone, please excuse me as I think I either have early Alzheimer Disease or dementia setting in…
Nesie aka Cola: TODAY!
Clent J. and Jason H. : Monday, January 3
Annette R. aka Freaking Rican: Friday, January 6
John B.: Sunday January 8
Mom: Sunday, January 15
Violet: Wednesday, January 18
Please feel free to do birthday shout-outs in our “Comments” area.

Reminder: Ski Trip; Friday March 3 through Sunday March 5
The ski trip weekend in Gettysburg, PA is still on and jumping! There’s still time to sign-up for a weekend that promises to be relaxing and invigorating. Boasting all you can eat breakfast and dinner meals; premium open bar on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; pools, arcades and three amazing parties – starting with the silk, satin or lace PJ party on Friday; the “Wear-what-you-dare party on Saturday; and the pool party and karaoke club party on Sunday. The mixture of drinks, fireplaces, and silk are sure to make for an incredible weekend. Please feel free to either hit me up directly or voice your interest in the “Comments” area.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

5 comments:

petite morceau said...

It seems like only yesterday it was 1999 and everyone was all up in arms about Y2K fever! Would the world really end at the stroke of midnight?

Now we're ushering in 2006 and we're all still here - some a little worse for wear but still here....

Cocoa, I'm thinking that I'm definitely going to go to the ski trip - we can be couch potatoes together unless you bring someone "special".

Cocoa Rican said...

Sounds great... and even if someone special rears their "heads" we'll spend plenty of quality couch time together - drinks in hand, of course!

This has been a particularly great year in that I met so many wonderful folks (you included Petite) who I can sincerely call friends. Through the happiest and saddest moments this year, the people I now call friends have been there to share in the ride.

I wish all of you the best in 2006 - yes, all of you! May you be blessed with health, love and happiness!

Now fasten your seat belts for 2006 - it's bound to be another amusement park roller coaster!

Love ya' all...
:)

Tammy said...

Happy New Year to you also Hector dahling...and to all of my fellow bloggers. May God Bless you all and keep you safe and prosperous!!!!

KRISALMIGHTY said...

I HOPE THAT THIS NEW YEAR IS ESPECIALLY HAPPY FOR YOU COCOA AND BRINGS YOU CONTINUED GROWTH, GOOD HEALTH AND ABUNDANT JOY. I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT YOU IN 2005 THAT MAKES YOU SO MUCH MORE SPECIAL TO ME. YOU KNOW THAT A SNOWY WINTER IS MY FONDEST MEMORY OF YOU. I LOVE YOU MUCH AND ALWAYS. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND TO ALL MY YOUR BLOGGERS.

CHRISTOPHER

Cocoa Rican said...

Chris... thanks so much! Although my snowy night memory is one I hold dear, there are so many other memories that still remain vivid and warm in my heart. I appreciate you and your friendship. I'm glad that close to 20 years after meeting you I can call you a true friend. Here's to 2006 sharing with the folks we love!
Best to you - today and always.