Ringing in 2012

I know this is supposed to be a brand new year and all but it just doesn’t feel like it. Maybe I’m caught in a time warp or something. This time last year, we’d just spent a freezing New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios, Hollywood and were headed south to Sea World, San Diego on the next lap of our tour of duty theme parks. That was some New Year’s to remember.

This New Year’s Eve was very different. We were out early doing a major grocery haul to stock up before prices shoot up overnight like they have a way of doing. I do this every year end. I don’t like to be caught out nor ripped off, so if it’s stuff we use every day, why not just buy them all up now? So we came home with 2 shopping carts full of stuff 😆 .

For dinner, I made lasagne and roast potato wedges just like my girls requested.

What an awesome combination! The potato wedges were crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Simply out of this world.

Raine was telling everyone, Eat slowly so you can savor every bite!

Dinner was simple but scrumptious. The fireworks, not so much. Truth is I could hardly keep my eyes open. Midnight is way, way past my bedtime. I might’ve been sleep walking sleep driving to the fireworks, I don’t know. What I do know is that the atmosphere was definitely not the same without Steev and all his photographic equipment in tow and the usual excitement about picking the perfect vantage point.

We really should’ve stayed home and watched a movie instead because the fireworks were, well, for lack of a better word, lacklustre this year. Not that it mattered though. We could barely make out a fraction of the fireworks shooting up over a clump of trees. And when we thought it was all over, turned out the guy manning the fireworks might’ve fallen asleep. As soon as we crawled back into the car, the fireworks started up again. Oh well!

As for the traffic snarls that kept us out for a half hour or more in previous years, we were in for a pleasant surprise. We breezed in and out of there like it was any other ordinary day. See what I mean about this new year’s not feeling like new year’s at all.

Well, okay, that was me. How did you ring in the new year?

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