We had a pretty good New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Kevin had to work NYE, but I hit him up to take me to the movies to finally see New Moon!! It was great. Now I can't wait for it to come out on DVD so that I can add it to my Twilight series collection. We went to the 6:00 showing, and then we decided to go ahead and come home. Chase and Jordan were each at different places celebrating with their friends. Hubby and I watched the ball drop on television...at 11 p.m. We get a raw deal in the central time zone as far as a televised countdown goes. Anyway, try as we may to stay up until midnight, we could not hold our eyes open! Don't say it!! I know what you're thinking, "Old Fuddie Duddies!" I am NOT!! :) Well, I'm NOT as young as I once was; I'll admit that! So, off to sleep we went...at 11:30ish.
On New Year's Day we took it easy. The boys made it home. I started cooking a traditional Southern New Year's Day meal. We had fried chicken, fried potatoes, cornbread, black-eyed peas, and collard greens. The black-eyed peas, and the collards are a must have on New Year's in the South. They symbolize the luck and money that you will have throughout the year, if you partake of their goodness. My family loved the meal. Well, except for the collards. I don't really know of any children or teens that will eat them. I mean, I didn't even eat them when I was a kid, but now they are oh so good! I guess that comes with my "old age!" ;) But, doesn't it all look so scrumptious?!! And, don't forget the hot sauce for those peas & collards!
Today we braved the frigid 30-degree weather and went to Scottsboro to see Justin, Chelsea, and Millie. There, we made chili, and hung out a bit. We watched Justin play Wii Fit. It really does look like something that I could get in to. I may have to save up and purchase a Wii and the Wii Fit game. I've ready many blogs and tweets about women who are using it for their workouts. I'll keep you posted on that. Anyway, the highlight of the day was getting to see this little thing...
We made it back home around 7:00 this evening. I perused the available new releases on our cable On Demand program. I found the perfect movie to watch, Up. It was such a heart-warming movie. I highly recommend it.
So that is how my New Year's Eve and New Year's Day went. We didn't do all the typical partying. We just hung out and enjoyed life. Isn't that what it's all about, anyway?