Sunday, January 1, 2012

I spent the whole day in my PJs.

What a great start to 2012.

Our original plan for January 1st was some much needed grocery shopping and running a few errands. We got up late and had brunch. A went out to pick up her newspaper from the front porch and settled in her favorite chair to read. I was mindlessly staring at the TV when she asked "Do you REALLY want to go shopping today?" I took one glance out the window at the snow flurries and listened to the howling north wind and decided I was more than happy to stay home. After all we had already traversed the icy unplowed roads last night. I almost hate to write how mild our Minnesota winter has been so far; hardly any snow and temperatures in the 40s. But New Year's eve some winter arrived to remind us and I know how dearly we are going to pay for this pleasant weather.

A decided that today was perfect to make soup and  Ms. Moon's Angel biscuits too. For the recipe, check it out HEREAs A says so poetically, "These are the best damn biscuits I've ever had!" After all her labor in the kitchen, I was more than happy to sit around in my PJs eating soup and biscuits all day. It's a carb-lovers dream.

We joined Faye and JK to ring in the new year. JK was on duty performing as Elvis. The crowd was older and not too rowdy. The good thing about hanging in a small suburban bar is the cheap drinks; 2 for 1 drinks until 10pm. I got a pretty good buzz for under $10. At one point (and to be a smart ass I'm sure) A brought over a Long Island Iced tea. One sip and my stomach remembered my trip on the Long Island expressway last January. *gag* NEVER again!

Even though it wasn't the most exciting night ever, I'm grateful that I got to spend the evening in the company of great friends and my love. At midnight I happily raised my glass of champagne and gave A a huge kiss. Welcome 2012.

On our way out, A snapped a quick picture of me with my new camera bag/purse. This one is for you Mark.
I love the fact it looks like any one of my many other purses. In fact when we arrived Faye immediately started to admire it. She appreciates a new purse as much as I do. And in case you're wondering why I'm carrying around a blue octopus, let me introduce you to Tako.
He's been traveling around the country visiting Japanese Chin households and just arrived Saturday from Canada for a short visit. In a week or so I'll add photos to his memory book and then mail him off.


Mark said...

You're just the cutest thing ever! I totally get A's attraction. Well, not all the way but you know what I mean. ha!
Love the purse and thank you for posing with it. And yes, I was going to comment about that octopus. Glad you mentioned it. You wouldn't believe what I was going to ask...
Just Kidding.
Happy New Year!

crystal said...

Sounds like a great way to ring in 2012 to me!! We celebrated at our local (aka: within walking distance!) bar on Friday night, then spent actual new year's eve doing a puzzle until exactly midnight before falling into bed!!

I have to say thought, I was a little bit relieved to see the bad weather on Saturday night. This oddly nice MN winter has been making me nervous!!

Ms. Moon said...

Hello, darling. I am so glad you and A liked the biscuits. Give her my love and Happy New Year to you both.

Trooper Thorn said...

My favorite thing about Christmas Day and New Year's Day where I live is you can't go shopping even if you wanted to; everything is closed.

Jen said...

I also believe spending a day in your pajamas is the best course of action :) And that purse is cute! Where'd you get it at?

Queen of Ruckus said...

Happy (albeit delayed) New Year! May this year be a good one for us all. Tako seems to have enjoyed him (or her?) self. lol