Thursday, December 31, 2015
Ends and Beginnings
This year our favorite football team is playing once again, but we are not headed to Dallas to watch them. Instead I have my most comfortable lounge pants (flannel pj bottoms) and a sweat shirt clean and ready for some tv game watching. We will actually start our NYE celebrations at 3 pm watching Clemson and Oklahoma, then eat some pizza between games, and hope to be celebrating after our beloved team plays. To be honest, win lose or draw we will still be fans, but we had rather they win.
So, before the game begins I have to get the den cleaned and vacuumed and get Christmas out of the room. I like to start the new year with a clean undecorated space, and I know there will be no un-decorating during game time, which leaves me about 3 hours to get everything knocked out.
I also have to run by Papa Murphy's and pick up a couple of pizzas to bake tonight and I know they will be slammed by game time, so I will go right away. (And yes, I know I could cook them from scratch cheaper but this is a planned expense/convenience so I feel no guilt about doing it) Then there is a quick stop by the grocery store to snag some dried black eyed peas to soak for our traditional peas, greens and pork New Year's Day lunch. Though I understand what I eat on New Year's Day has little to no impact on the coming year, I will continue to eat the Southern "Lucky Meal". We do every year, so why change now?
Everyone driving and partying have a wonderful time and safe NYE! I will be thinking of all of you as we veg out in front of the tv, yelling and acting like idiots while 11 young men run up and down a field.
Happy New Year Everyone!
here is a little Ella for your NYE enjoyment