“Hey Neva….your head is looking a little bare!”

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“MOM! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!”

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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.

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Later in the morning I had a piece of blue menu banana bread.

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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)

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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.

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We rung in the new year with our good friends Janice and Alan (at their place)…

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…and Ken and Karen.

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Just so we are all included on this post….here we are.

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Also at the party were Janice’s kitties Gus and Zack.  Zack was very very excited!

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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.

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Janice made us a rum based cocktail to start.

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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.

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I drank alcohol free “wine” (aka: white grape juice) because I was the designated driver.

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Dennis and Alan were showing off their beads…

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And so were Ken and I….

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We counted down to midnight….

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.had a sip of, and a toast with prosecco.

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..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…)

 

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Shortly thereafter we called it a night.  Happy 2013 to all!!!!!  May all our wishes and dreams come true in the coming year!!!

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