Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year

I love celebrating the New Year. When I was young I used to have a party every New Year's Eve. There's something about staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year. These days my New Year's Eve party is a little different.
We got the kids to bed by 7:30 and Chris went on a walk. I had a pizza recipe I wanted to try so I got the pizzas ready while Chris was gone. I have been on a search for the perfect pizza recipe my whole life it seems. Every time I make pizza I say I'm going to leave it up to the professionals. I said it again last night as I pulled my Deep Dish Chicago-Style Pizzas out of the oven and the toppings were a boiling, soupy mess in the middle of a brown pie that was as hard as the stone I cooked them in! I really had high hopes this time. Maybe next year.
After our pizza we watched MI3. Another disappointment. Every time I watch a Mission Impossible movie I say I'm not going to watch another one. I said it again last night. Tom Cruise needs to move on! This is the third time he's done this same movie with the same plot and the same special effects and the same outcome.
Finally I turned on "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve." I watched that while Chris slept on the couch. We finally went to bed at 11:30. Every night when I get into bed and it's late I say I need to start going to bed earlier. I said it again last night. What was the point? I stayed up too late but not late enough to ring in the new year. How boring is that?
Sounds like I need to make some resolutions. . . .and stick to them!


Native Minnow said...

It could have been worse - at least you were with those you love.

Lucy said...

sounds relaxing! I love that you keep trying new things. You make enough delectible things that you could easily stop and just start repeating the hundreds or successful recipes you already have. Keep trying on that pizza!

Happy New Year!

Alison said...

Happy New Year!
We stayed up until midnight and so did our kids. They let off fireworks with the cousins. As I told Jeff, "I don't like these things in the summer when it's warm outside. Why would I want to stand outside and watch them when it's freezing?" To each his own, I guess.