Happy New Year my fans!  I hope everyone had a wonderful time ringing in the new year.  We sure did.  Over the last couple of years I’ve realized that I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Eve.  It’s not so much the celebrating of a new year, its more that I think its a highly overrated night.  Last year being a prime example.  We went out fancy and ended up getting kicked out of a club into the freezing cold and then having to sit through a gentleman’s only poker party until 4am.  Where’s Dick Clark when you need him?!?!?

This year, we resorted to just going with the flow.  And it was just right.  Amy, Mary and I went out to dinner at Coal Vines and then headed over to good friends of Suz & Jay’s to ring in the new year.  We played Mexican domino’s, ate Laurie’s delicious peanut butter something-er-others and made loud noises with all the goofy instruments you make loud noises with when the clock strikes 12 on New Years.  Amy desperately wanted an after party, but at 2 am it was way past grandma’s bedtime.

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New Years Day was spent pretty swimmingly also.  Mary, Suz, Jay and I went to Cafe Brazil for a late breakfast.  We exchanged Christmas gifts and caffeinated little old me got another Starbucks giftcard.  In classic a-hole style, I rambled on for 5 minutes about how I had gotten at least 5 Starbucks giftcards over the holidays.  And then I open Suz’s gift.  Do’h.  But, really, someone like me can never have too much coffee.  I only wish wealth could be measured in Starbucks money.

We all then went over to Suz’s afterwards to watch a movie and hangout, we even brought our furry friends along!  We watched “Dan In Real Life” and apparently it never crossed my movie radar, but I really liked it.  After the movie we watched 2 minutes of football and then The City.  The beauty about MTV reality shows is you can never watch an episode too many times.  Maybe because the shows are so real, it almost feels like people watching.  Which is one of my favorite pastimes. 

After a while of vegging on the flowered sofa, Daddy started cookin’ dinner.  Baby, grandma and myself then took a walk to the store to get a few more ingredients.  We had chips and guacamole to start.  And dinner was Daddy’s famous black eyed pea goulash and some moist CORNBREAD.  You just have to say it like that.  Cause its CORNBREAD and it’s fo’ real. 

It was a delicious meal and we felt like such a happy little family spending all day together.  It was the perfect start to the new year and I am once again reminded about what wonderful friends I have!