Thursday, December 31, 2009

Getting Ready to Ring in 2010!!

I must admit that I really don't like New Year's Eve.  I'm not sure why but something about it always depresses me.  I'd rather go to bed at 10:00 and get up and enjoy the Rose Parade and our traditional breakfast instead of hanging out until after midnight.

But tonight Stan will get home from work about 11:45, so the boys and I are going to wait up for him with some Sparkling Cider and some snacks so who knows, it may be fun.

In the meantime I am getting ready for tomorrow morning, which is always fun for us.  I am smoking two and a half pounds of salmon so we can have bagels with cream cheese and salmon for breakfast, along with some Gorilla Bread I will be baking.  As an extra treat we'll enjoy our friend Kristeen's hot chocolate with it. 

We usually eat in the living room as we watch the Rose Parade.  My husband Stan is from San Luis Obispo where Cal Poly is (his grandfather used to teach there) and they always have a float in the parade.  So we enjoy our breakfast and watch for the float and pick our favorites.

I suspect that this year we'll also be keeping an eye on the marching bands since Kevin marched in several parades this year.  I know they won't be as good as his band .....

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!  Here's hoping that all your dreams continue to come true for you in 2010!


Rach said...

Maureen, your posts always sound so mouth watering and delicious! You should put a warning at the top of your blog that says "Warning, may cause hunger pangs". Sounds like you guys will be having fun tonight. Happy New Year!!

Mel said...

Have a great time tonight, even though you like the next morning better. Speaking of bands, watch for the El Dorado High School Band tomorrow in the parade--I hear they will be marching and that is my school. You know I helped put flowers on one of the floats when Karl and I were first married--yea, I think that was cool.

Happy 2010!

Tiffany said...

OH my gosh, Maureen...I feel the same way about New Year's--I always have. I am looking foward to sleeping in tomorrow morning and just spending the day with the family...but that just means it's time to take the Christmas stuff down and that's depressing too!! Sheesh!!