- Cuban-style dinner (ropoveeja (sp?), black beans, rice, fried plantains), pigs in a blanket (best NYEve food ever!), veggies, and more cookies than any one should ever eat.
- Chatting around the table and then family room with Malise, Yuriy, Katie, and Stacie.
- Katie, Stacie, and I checking out the fireworks over the Masonic Temple in Old Town Alexandria.
- When Harry Met Sally (quintessential) followed by a gracious ride home for my guests by SoberRide.
So far, Tennessee is doing well against Wisconsin (go SEC!) though Arkansas is really duking it out (go SEC!) and Florida is about to crush Mighigan (go SEC!). I'll be ducking out in the middle of the FL game to go and look at what is potentially a fabulous townhouse near a metro... perhaps a future homestead???
2008 already looks exciting. Last night before bed I was reflecting on what my life was like at the beginning of 2007....
I did not yet have: a Master's degree, my own place, a real-live job, a number of friends, my fabulous church choir, familiarity with tons of music, TV shows, movies, journal articles, books, or basically any idea what I'd be doing with my life. Now I have that MA, I'm leaving my own place soon to move back in with friends, I have added and lost some "great" friends, I don't mind driving 30 minutes to get to my wonderful church, and I now know a few more things I don't want to do with my life.
All of this to say that 2007 was eventful, and a pretty huge transition year for me. I'm looking forward to 2008 and whatever adventures may be in store for me. And on this first day of the year, cheering rather loudly for my comrades in the SEC!
Love always, ~Heather