Now when I get a chance to participate in some more traditional events, I enjoy them. I eat them up. I long for them. I leave them with a feeling of 'a new me'. Heart warming.
Thus, my neighbors have a derby party every year. An afternoon filled with mint juleps, laughter and conversation, fun hats, awesome people, a little friendly wagers, and some wonderful food.
I look forward to it every year now and really hate it when I have to miss it.
Thanks, neighbors...for being fun.