Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve day; welcome to our geekdom.

How do you usher in the New Year?  We hunker down as a family.  Generally we don't go out on the town or even to  parties.  Last year we did go to a family friendly bowling party and we had fun but the kids begged to stay home this year.  We are grateful for this.  In just a few minutes I will be in the kitchen preparing a few appetizers most of which are planned leftovers from friends visiting us the other night. I have homemade hummus and a delicious cranberry salsa dip to share plus Brie cheese to heat up.  Easy.

For dinner I am making a Thai chicken curry using the leftover farm-fresh chicken from our Christmas dinner.
We have some bubbly to share and we'll play a board game or two.  Over the holidays we've played the card game, golf, Scattergories,  Guesstures, and lots of PS 3 Jeopardy.  Tonight will probably  be Mexican Train and Pictionary.  Last night we put together a Christmas gift puzzle of classic baseball cards.  It was  really so much fabulous fun.  As I type though I think there may be naysayers in the crowd who may be thinking "boring" and that's okay we love our inner geek!  I'm happy my kids are happy to be home hanging out.  We also watch crazy movies after Groovy Girl's gone to bed.  That list defies our goody-two shoes image with titles as diverse as The French ConnectionGoodFellas, Pulp Fiction, The Day of the Jackal, and Seven.  My husband loves cinema and wanted the teens to watch specific scenes in each of these movies which involves watching the whole movie of course!

We spend a fair amount of time reading as well.  Oldest daughter is reading Emma while I'm reading Abarat by Clive Barker.  The girls commandeered the television away from the football boys to re-watch the very first Downton Abbey just to begin to refresh.  I want to be ready for the January 6th.

I also have to soak our black-eyed peas for tomorrow's hoppin' john.  Time to get into the kitchen, pour a glass of wine, and start making some magic.

Hey, how are you spending the day?


Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I accidentally saw a spoiler for Downton Abbey last night on Pinterest of all places :( Still can't wait till Jan. 6!
Happy New Year!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have a wonderful New Year - 2013