I have to honestly say New Years is my least favorite holiday. I have never cared for it. The passage of time hits me very hard each year. I tend to look back with sadness and forward with trepidation. This year seems especially difficult with ailing parents, the Omicron outbreak, and the state of the world.
This new Omicron variant of Covid has put us back on our heels a bit. Several friends and family members have had it but all were thankfully fully dosed with boosters so they are all doing well. It has put a damper on our going anywhere for the month of December but we are all well.
I have gotten the blog ready for the new year. Still lots of “Cook once, eat twice” meals, appetizers, and some larger meals for families are ahead. We realize we really like appetizers and simple meals when the kids are not around. Making a quick salad and charcuterie is so much easier than cooking for 2. But, we are still figuring it out. Hope you will follow along in the new year as we adjust to our “normal.” I refuse to use “new normal.”
I wish you all a table full of all your favorite foods surrounded by those you love. May you all have a year filled with joy, love, and laughter. Happy New Year!