It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this excerpt from
the last story in the book was dedicated to my dear friend, Bill
who passed away last week.
So, Bill, this week's throwback is dedicated to YOU!
On our way to see "A Tribute to Queen!"
Saturday, December 31
Ringing It In…
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
I dreaded ringing in the New Year this year. I wanted to do something new. My friend, Bill invited me to come to his place for the weekend to ring in the New Year with him. “Just us two old Queens having fun,” he said. I jumped at the chance. Rose stayed with her Auntie Kathleen and I made the two hour drive across state.
He is such a cherished friend and we always manage to have fun whenever we’re together. The weekend was nothing short of that. He made the most fabulous meal of “Tur-Duck-Hen” for his family and I, and we ate until our little hearts were content, and then some!
After his family left, we got into our jammies, sat in our matching recliners, he covered me with one of his Grandmother’s crocheted afghans and then he did the same for himself. We watched a movie, followed by the regular Times Square festivities. I have to admit, I did catch myself slobbering and snoring a time or two while waiting for the ball to drop, but I managed to stay up for the most part.
Bill popped the champagne cork at midnight; we each sipped a glass and then went to bed. Nothing crazy, just two friends sharing the love and the promise of what the New Year would bring. Of course, I had to joke that I was hoping that ringing in the New Year with a gay man was not going to be any indication on how my life would be in the Man Department in the New Year.
One of my friends, when she learned of where I went for the weekend said, “Oh, Jodi! That is soooo Sex-In-The-City-Cool!” So, thank you, Bill for rescuing this damsel and for showing her a good time. Who knows what the future holds? In this New Year, I am still affirming MY miracle!
Affirmation: This year I follow my bliss! This year I experience my bliss! This year I become my bliss!