Sunday, December 21, 2014
Last night my niece and my other sister (not the one with the bad shoulder) and I all went to the town we grew up in. We drove my niece by our old house and went to Eagle Rock Reservation, which overlooks NYC. The view is incredible. After 9/11 they made a really nice, an d very moving memorial there.
We visited one of our childhood friends who grew up about a block away from us. I've known her since I was 6! Her daughter just returned from a college semester in Italy, so it was good to see her, too. My friend had a fresh Christmas tree in her apartment. It was so lush and her ornaments were gorgeous. It smelled so good! Friends, family, Christmas cookies, and the scent of pine. I finally feel like it's Christmastime.