I love homemade traditions, don't you? For about 6 or 7 years, I've rung in the new year with Tina. Over two days we eat good food, drink tea and cocoa (and the occasional adult beverage), we craft or make art, we talk about the year's accomplishments, we make big plans for the new year and we get outside for a snowy hike. Occasionally we add a good movie or a yoga session to the mix. Traditions can be flexible.
Well, last year Tina was in London, and I really missed our standing New Year's gig. This year our family is going to California (do you hear Joni Mitchell in your head when you read that?) for the holiday. So, in the spirit of yoga and flexibility, our New Year's holiday was December 29th and 30th. Yup. Today is already 2010 for me and it has been since yesterday. Tasty things were baked, good meals eaten, beverages drunk, there was laughing and merriment and what not, big plans were made, a baby was tickled, new earrings were crafted (photo pending) and to cap it all off....
There is nothing like ringing in the new year with all of the best things in life! I hope you get to enjoy a holiday filled with good food, good company and good fresh air!