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WELCOME 2013!!!!!! Bring on the fresh start, the normal routine and the goals and resolutions that come with a new year.
I went and visited Helen this afternoon, and got an idea on my way home. I took photos of houses’ numbers, cropped the photos, came home and played with Picassa and voila….my art shot for the new year!
Helen, if you hear gossip in the ‘hood of a crazed woman in a black cape taking photos of gates and doors…well, it was me!!! :)
Other than that, we’ve “un-decked” our halls today, the holiday decorations are down and we’re facing the new year with our home back to normal. (thank you google for the picture of the tree storage bag)
Before I started un decorating and terrorizing houses’ numbers today, I had some little big bread, apple butter and a banana, as well as an almond milk latte. (Thank you Neva for the photobomb in the breakfast shot)
Dennis and I had some cheese and crackers and a glass of white wine later in the afternoon.
And dinner tonight was blue menu lasagna with salad.
Well, its been a nice break, but I have to get back to work tomorrow, so better get lunches made, clothes out and get set to get back to normal. Hope all of you have had a good 1st day of 2013, and that the good keeps on going for the whole year!!
“Hey Neva….your head is looking a little bare!”
“MOM! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!”
I may be going to “pet owner hell” for attempting this. Oh well…sorry Neva! heh, heh….
First thing this morning, I chose mascots that would somehow be appropriate to close out the year. I decided on the glass ducks, as I feel I have all my ducks in a row and am ready to take on all that 2013 has to offer.
They were posing with a piece of the leftover mini baguette from yesterday with light cream cheese and 1/3 avocado.
Later in the morning I had a piece of blue menu banana bread.
After running the last errands of 2012, I came home and had a pita bread with white bean dip (also purchased at Granville Island yesterday)
Dennis and I had some cheese and crackers when he got home from work. He had a glass of wine too, but I’m the designated driver tonight so I didn’t join him for a cheers. That’ll come later.
We rung in the new year with our good friends Janice and Alan (at their place)…
…and Ken and Karen.
Just so we are all included on this post….here we are.
Also at the party were Janice’s kitties Gus and Zack. Zack was very very excited!
We had a Mardi Gras theme, so we were all given beads, and the menu was cajun. We took crab stuffed jalapenos for the appies.
Janice made us a rum based cocktail to start.
We then had crab cakes with salad, seafood gumbo with garlic bread, and bananas foster (with frozen yogurt) OMG…what a feast! Hours later, I’m still very full.
I drank alcohol free “wine” (aka: white grape juice) because I was the designated driver.
Dennis and Alan were showing off their beads…
And so were Ken and I….
We counted down to midnight….
.had a sip of, and a toast with prosecco.
..ensured Janice and Alan would have good luck this year by having the first person to enter their home be dark haired. (we couldn’t remember who told us that…)
Shortly thereafter we called it a night. Happy 2013 to all!!!!! May all our wishes and dreams come true in the coming year!!!