|Happy New Year 2019|
Wishing all my blog friends a very happy New Year! May 2019 be a year of good health, happiness, and many blessings!
The Merry Christmas and Happy New Year blocks are on the top of my piano:
On New Year's Eve, I had friends over to dinner: friend A, her husband and two daughters, who had us over to dinner on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Daughter cooked the chicken curry, stir-fried smoked sausages, and made the bread pudding for dessert. I thawed packages of dhal, cashew curry, and sauteed garbanzo from the freezer, cooked sauteed green beans and a fresh pot of rice, and opened a jar of my homemade tomato chutney. We enjoyed having company over, although they left at 11:00 p.m., because they wanted to greet the New Year in their own home.
Daughter and I greeted the New Year with sparkling apple cider and we watched the ball drop at Times Square on TV.
This morning, I called and wished family and friends for the New Year. Then, made another bread pudding to take to New Year's lunch at an aunt's house. I started writing this post while I was waiting for cousin P and her daughter to pick us up as we are riding with them, but they came to pick us up, around 1:00 p.m., before I could finish it.
We were at aunt's home until about 4:30 p.m. After we came home, we had tea and then, I called friend R and chatted with her for a bit (she hadn't been home when I called her in the morning, so I left a message and she had called while I was out and left me a message).
Now, daughter and I are relaxing and taking it easy.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being alive to see 2019 dawn
- Being able to celebrate the New Year with my daughter
- Having friends over to dinner on New Year's Eve
- Being with family and friends over New Year's Day
- Cousin and her daughter giving us a ride to aunt's house and back
How was your New Year's Eve? How was your New Year's Day?