truth be told, 2012 was pretty hunky dory. we're ending it on a high note, as well; december was wonderful, we all had a good christmas, and we're looking forward to a new year's eve at home.
as usual, the plan is nibbles, followed by lounging. this year in addition to all the little bites i make, i'd like to include some traditional good luck foods. long noodles, for long life, little dumplings shaped like purses, for good fortune, a galette des roi, maybe even some hoppin john. new year's eve is the first holiday i ever spent with my little family, so while i've always been fond of it, i'm kind of crazy about it now. i like planning out the meal, i like that we stay home, it's a goofy, no-pressure holiday for us.
christmas this year was pretty amazing. D and i bought a new computer, and the screen is huge, it has a ridiculous amount of memory, and it's not in the living room, which is nice. i need to clean up my laptop and maybe get a new operating system for it so we can use it for the next few years as well. then! for our christmas present, the boychik got us a new tv and blue ray player! the amazing thing about that, besides the awesomeness of having a kid who buys electronics, is that because of his discount at work (best buy) and the fact that both were "open boxes" he got it all for under $100. the blue ray player is also wireless, so in addition to being able to watch new, fancy, hi-def movies, we can stream netflix right on the tv.
it's been so long since we've been able to cozy on the couch and watch a movie or tv show. i had no idea how much i missed it! the days after christmas found us all relaxing, watching dvds we'd gotten as presents, and lots and lots of tv shows on netflix. it was a very thoughtful gift, and i can understand now why he was so excited to give it to us. what a boy!
this weekend i might try to clean up the holiday debris and do something crafty. i might just also watch a lot of tv and drink tons of coffee. we'll see!