We rang in the New Year last night with good friends who arrived at The Glade in a festive mood.
Two members of the royal court also showed up in their tiaras.
The buffet table was spread with all manner of good food to keep us strengthened until the appointed hour. I had prepared enough food for an army and as people arrived they came laden with cakes, cookies, and all sorts of goodies.
Our first order of business was an ice breaker. Each person had to come up with a story which described the purpose of this thing.
The men especially came up with great stories: a rat resusitator, a bull warning system, among others. (Apparently it is actually a car alarm.) We know some very imaginative people.
I also decided that 2011 was the last year (for a while) I would be using red in the holiday decorations.
Next Christmas I’m going to have a cool palette. At least that’s the plan today when we can make plans and schemes and dreams and, yes, resolutions with the best intentions.