Happy belated new year to all. Still trying to keep my head above water with my blogs, but it's hard to find the time with all that needs to be done in the new year, but that's a story for another blog. Guess which one.
We spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home, and though we had options, we opted to just be mellow and eat a nice meal and watch movies. I was in bed by 10:30, and R followed me within half an hour. We usually have a big picnic feast in the living room and eat junk food and watch movies, but this year we decided to cook up a meal. Still wallowing in the aftermath of the holidays, however, we opted to tone things down a bit. Sort of.
Of course we couldn't decide what to eat. In the past we'd ordered pizza and that was nice, but we've been acutely aware of the effect that generic pizza can have on us, and we've been doing fairly okay with the homemade crust. Plus, we got a pizza stone for Christmas (thanks, DR) and wanted to break it in. So we roasted a chicken and baked a pizza, because that's what A and N wanted, respectively.
We'd got a couple of movies for the kids and they were pretty much in bed by 9:00, and then it was over. I have to admit, we're not big on the whole New Year's Eve celebration. It seems misguided to me to wait around for one big event each year and let the other 364 days fall by the wayside, but don't get me started. It's not unlike couples who have this lavish, fairy-tale wedding and then spend the next ten years in a crappy marriage. Life's all about the little, everyday things, and when you can appreciate those, then you're doing all right.
We did manage to get a day of skiing in on the last day of 09, and that was a bonus. With the recent snowfall, conditions have improved markedly, though it was crowded as heck. Tons of city folks up for the holidays, acting like they own the place. Oh well, life in a tourist town.
Gearing up for all the activities for 2010, and hopefully things will work out as we planned. Then again, the never do. We are closer to getting a good bread recipe, thanks to Cook Illustrated. I love those guys, a scientific approach to cooking. It speaks to me.
Until the next time, thanks for reading.