The Hoppin' John (for good luck) is simmering on the stove and the cornmeal muffins (gold) are in the oven. Tomorrow I'll saute kale (greens for greenbacks) and make rice and a salad. That's my variation of the traditional Southern New Year's day dinner. It didn't help last year, so maybe this is the year.
I've also been playing with the slide program and figured I could use the Christmas cartoons I've clipped through the month....and we may as well end the year with a laugh. It includes cats, dogs, camels and, naturally, political humor. I hope you find something that gives a chuckle.
Ive seen the New Year arrive in Sydney, Bangkok, Moscow, and Dubai, which is probably good as I'm not likely to be awake when it arrives here! I do love the fireworks, though. Wherever you are, I hope you get 2014 off to a safe and healthy start.