My espresso machine is still novel enough to be exciting, and I just acquired some cool cups and saucers so have the ability to serve up little cups of espresso, lattes, things like that for coffee today. I’m still working on my milk-frothing skills though so… it won’t necessarily look pretty — I’ll get there though!
If we were having coffee I’d ask how your New Years Celebrations went — did you have a good time? Did you make it to midnight, or were you asleep early? Or is staying up until midnight par for the course for you?
I stayed up this year… it was a bit of a challenge — the past few years I haven’t made it to midnight, low-key celebrations all the way. This year, though, was different.
For a few years a friend of mine has been hosting Friendsgiving. Basically, when she’s back in town (about once a year) she has an event, inviting friends that live in the area. This year we went in together on a beach-house rental, celebrating New Years Eve on the Oregon Coast. It was awesome!
There was a whole crew of us, some I have known a long time, some that I didn’t really know. It was cool to spend a few days with friends, seeing the kids run around like the wild-crazy-ones they are (I LOVE those kiddos). I got to spend time wandering around the beach-town, and on the beach.
We opened a champagne bottle with a sword, which was very cool. Midnight was spent out on the beach, watching people set off fireworks all around us, greeting the new year. It was spectacularly fun.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’m excited to be gearing up for another writing blog-hop, an Un-birthday Celebration. It’ll be great to have another group-writing project, I had a lot of fun with the Masquerade Ball in October. I’m hoping that I’ll have at least as good participation as I had in October.
How are you doing? What was your week like? What’s coming up for you this month?