We just got home from church -- we went to the Vigil Mass for the holy day of obligation that falls on January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God -- and it is 6:51 p.m.
The girls are upstairs putting on their pajamas.
I just came in from the kitchen, where I unwrapped the cheese ball, started pre-heating the oven for our special hors d'oeuvres I'm serving, and turned down the slow-cooker on the spicy nacho cheese dip (I plan to serve shooters of prune juice tomorrow to help us with beaucoup de fromage....) We also have some Monte Cristo sandwiches on deck, just in case anyone gets peckish later in the evening. And don't forget the (extremely cheap and probably tasting like vinegar, but oh well) "champagne" that's in the fridge!
My husband just got back from taking their dogs on their final walk of the evening. It is raining outside, getting ready to snow. He just went upstairs to change into comfy clothes.
We have about five old movies on the DVR and Sorry!, Clue and four decks of cards are sitting on the dining room table.
The four of us have been planning this night for a month and we're glad it's finally here. The girls get their next Christmas present at midnight!
Happy New Year to you all!
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