Dance to the Music! Do it for us, won't you? We celebrate the coming new year VERY quietly. We stay home and generally watch TV or movies and go to bed early. Exciting, huh??
I made baked French onion soup for dinner, and a huge salad. I've munched on Christmas cookies for dessert. Dear Husband built a fire in the fireplace for me, and I enjoyed the warmth of it, and the cheeriness of the flames.
I try to hold out to midnight so that I can usher the new year in with the rest of you, but it's a trial. When bedtime is normally 9:00, it's hard to last those three extra hours.
We don't observe the black-eyed peas tradition for luck in the New Year, but I do have one little tradition I observe. At midnight, I walk out my front door with a pot in my hand, and a wooden spoon, and I bang on it to drive away the bad spirits. You may think this is pretty brazen of me, but my front door faces a line of trees and two retention ponds. The neighbors to the east of us are too far away to actually see me beating on the pan.
I may have to set the alarm to be awake at midnight, but it's worth it to get rid of those bad spirits! *G*
To those of you who come to read my blog, Dear Husband, Elegante Mother and I hope that you will have all the best this coming year. We wish health and prosperity will shine down on you and that you will find Peace.
Now, LET'S CELEBRATE!!!!