Got the holiday decorations down before February.? We had left them up for cheer at our January Poetry Party. Poets got a little rowdy on our knock off of 515‘s Bo Diddley, an old fashioned whiskey sour with egg white whipped up by Pam.? I am beginning to feel like a character on Cheers, or at least that I should take out some stock in 515.? We have spent a lot of time there lately, including one evening where we girls bogarted the Miles Davis room and wrote and shared our words about our word for the year.? (More on that later).? I am excited for 2009 – I turn 40, have many travel plans, feel so happily abundant in friends, am discovering a delicious growing softness within myself about myself, and am uncovering wellsprings of energy for work and creativity. Its been a sweet time where an easy happiness is just there, and most of the time too.? As I said to a friend this week? – “keep it coming!”