New Year’s Eve: Gemütlichkeit

Been a bit under the weather most of Christmastime 2013, and coupled with a particularly busy work schedule, it hasn’t been the most rambunctious of holidays. That said, my brother is in town and having the family together is what is most important.

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So coming home from work yesterday, we had plans for a simple New Year’s Eve dinner, with brother cooking his famous carbonara, and a dear hula sister coming over to meet the family. I get home and mom has busted out the fancy settings and before you know it, looks like I have to dress for dinner!

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A lovely time was had, just sitting around the table, sharing stories and eating good food with people I love. Memories are made of this! Midnight came and went and instead of the cava, we did shots of NyQuil. We rang in the New Year with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne on the ukulele and tucked myself in for the night.

My annual twelfth night party is this Sunday. While poised to be a much larger affair, I’m hoping this general feeling of gemütlichkeit sticks around all of 2014.

Happy New Year to all!

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