I am quite convinced that the week between Christmas and New Years is one of the busiest weeks ever. First, you have all the spillover christmas. family you didn’t see, family that is still home, friends you need to exchange presents with, etc. Second you have all the catching up. mostly friends that live out of town that are only in for this week. of course you will stop by, go for a drink, hit the movies, go shopping with! Third, you have a ton of work to squeeze in before the end of the year (especially if you are in a sales-based industry like me). Fourth, you have to start planning/coordinating your NYE plans. and Fifth, (if you are me or my friends) you have a sangria and tapas party to make Baba Ghanouj and beet hummus for. it was a busy week. btw if you go on simply recipes, you can find the fancy dips i just mentioned. seriously, bright pink hummus? who doesn’t want to make that. they are both quite tasty and a great way to get some sneaky vegetables.
so my NYE was delightful. a friend who had moved home had a party that was a lovely mix of people i went to high school with (and actually like) and new people. AND best of all my friend proposed to his GF right before midnight in front of all their combined friends. it was pretty awesome. it was also the first proposal i witnessed while standing less than 10 feet away. so 2011 went out with a bang (literally, there were fantastic fireworks.) and i can’t wait for 2012. check my next post to see what i have planned for 2012 blogging. I’m going to take a different approach this year.