Saturday, January 01, 2011


Okay, I just had to write that somewhere before it was too late, and I'm probably not going out today and writing a check. Last night was nice and relaxed. Had drinks with my friend, then went to dinner with my husband and another couple, Macaroni Grill. Oooh, high life. I was shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that this other couple had never been there. She started getting worried when I was drawing all over the "table cloth" with the provided crayons.

Got home around 10:15pm and looked on the Internet at the live stream from Times Square. I never did that when we were in NJ, but it's still fun to see it from afar. I think I'd get too claustrophobic being there. That and cold and worried that I wouldn't be able to find a bathroom and stressing about all the trash that would have to be cleaned up. But other than that, I'm sure it would be great :). I also like to go online on 1/1/11 (or 1/1/**) and see New Year's Eve pictures from around the world.

I think I lasted until about 11:30pm until I hit the sack after reading a bit in my new great book, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie".

I have one resolution for me, and I thoughtfully made one for my husband.
Mine: Try one new recipe a month. Need to get out of my cooking-the-same-thing rut.
His: Take wife out on a date once a month.

See, what a nice wife I am. Now he doesn't have to worry about coming up with a resolution AND he gets a date consistently. You're welcome.


  1. Anonymous12:51 PM

    You're right-- this is the best date of the year and since I'm not teaching today it's wasted. Or maybe not....

  2. Happy New Year Ms. Cookie! We had a nice dinner at Gruene River Grill and then headed to downtown NB to our local piano bar. Loads of fun. Didn't think we would make it till midnight but we had so much fun singin' along with the piano man that we stayed till
    12:15. Boy am I tired today!

  3. LadyMath: hope you had a relaxing day ... until 11/11/11 :)

    Mrs. H: niiiiiiiice, a piano bar. That sounds like an excellent way to send of the year. Hope it was a great one for you, and we're "over the year's hump".

  4. Anonymous9:48 AM

    A quarter of a century in New York City, and I've never even been near Times Square at midnight!


  5. JD2718: I'm curious as to the percentage of "non NYCers" vs NYCers at the ball drop. I'm guessing it's way skewed. It would also be cool to get the % of foreign vs US people. Happy New Year!