Happy 2017 to all! In spite of all the various reasons to feel pessimistic, I hope the year turns out better than many of us think. In the meantime, here is a quick recap of some holiday highlights.
We spent Christmas (and much of Hanukkah) in NC. Hanukkah started on Christmas Eve this year, and my mom and I collaborated on a batch of latkes for dinner. Below is a picture of our Christmas tree. We are a multi-colored light and eclectic collection of ornament type of family.
After Christmas, we made a family trip to the NC coast. Fall and winter are my favorite times to go there. Rather than tanning, I turn a tomato-like shade of red in the sun. So I prefer to go during a time of year when the sun isn't as strong and I can be comfortably covered up. It is also less crowded when it isn't hot.
After returning from NC, we went to see the tree at the Capitol. I am always fascinated by the scale of the ornaments on such a large tree. Also, nothing says "festive" quite as well as a potato sack!
The fact that I feel well enough to blog on New Year's morning probably gives a clue that my activities last night did not involve getting wasted and puking in a cab on the way home. Scott and I had a meal of appetizers at home and hung out with Laila. Much less expensive than many of the other options, and we're both in a position to have a productive day.
Hope everyone's festivities were what the wished for!