Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's 2008. Happy New Year everyone! I've made some resolutions, one of which is to write more in 2008, sooooooooo...with that in mind...

I ended the old year and began the new in the best way possible, surrounded by friends and family. At 7:30 on New Year's Eve, Mike and his friend Brooke, who is visiting from Arizona, attended a Dallas Bach Society concert with me. I love baroque music, and have no qualms about subjecting my children and their guests to it. The Bach Society concerts are always beautiful, and last night was no exception, however, the Bach Society performed a medley of Bach works rather than the traditional New Year's Eve concert of the 6 Brandenburg concertos, and I admit I missed hearing those performed live (although I had the pleasure of listening to all 6 on the radio in the afternoon). After the concert, Mike & Brooke went to a party hosted by Chris & Stephanie; Katharine went out with a friend; A was in Las Vegas with friends; so I came home and was quite content to curl up in the gameroom with Mia asleep on the couch beside me as I ate beef bourguignon and watched Fred & Ginger, as 2007 became 2008.

Today, I went to see Charlie Wilson's War with Mike, Brooke, Chris and Stephanie after which Mike, Brooke, Chris, Katharine and Jon, in town for Christmas break from Indiana, came to my house for dinner. After wine and cheese and crackers in front of the fireplace, I served a dinner of Hoppin' John, a concoction made with black eyed peas, traditionally served in the south on New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year; veal meat loaf; a tossed salad, and orange poppy seed cake for dessert. Here's to a happy and healthy 2008.

6 comments:

Theresa Williams said...

Happy New Year, dear friend. I hope you and your guests enjoyed the cake!

Lisa :-] said...

You sure have a ton of family!

Happy New Year!

:-]

Tammy said...

It sounds heavenly Judi. How was the movie...all hype? May 2008 bring you happiness and less of a commute.

XXOO

Chris said...

Happy New Year, Judi! Sounds like a great evening.

Jan said...

I'm glad you had fun. I'm also glad to hear about "Charlie Wilson's War"--but did you like it?

Have a good, good New Year.

Erin said...

Happy New Year! :-)

Which Fred & Ginger movie were you watching?