Bonjour!! Bonne Année!!
I hope you had a safe, festive and delightful holiday season with friends and family, and if you enjoyed it as much as I did, your pants are fitting tighter but your smiles are bigger.
I spent New Years Eve at home with a few wonderful friends, laughing and looking back on the year, enjoying a few cocktails (which didn’t help in the fight against my cold – boooo), and watching the ball drop at midnight while my eyes grew heavy. What a perfect evening it was!
Yesterday was spent with a few mimosas here and there, a little cleanup, and some New Year’s cooking. The black eyed peas simmered, the mustard greens slow stewed, and the whole roasted chicken definitely kicked off the new year right!!!
Today is the last day of holiday rest, and it’s wrapping up nicely with more relaxing, a little shopping (there are some AMAZING sales still happening, ahem, SAKS), a matinee and a beer. It is, after all, 79 degrees here in our LA winter (I know, just AWFUL!).
I’m trying to keep my goal for 2012 simple: be better. A better friend, partner, worker, listener, cook, daughter, sister, person. Be a better me.
What are you doing to kick off the New Year? Any resolutions to help guide you, any bad habits to kick, or any new habits to start?
Here’s to a fabulous start to your year, bonne ami!