Friday, December 30, 2005

The new year started right

Are Husband and I complete morons for scheduling an impromptu New Year's Day party at our house Sunday afternoon? Perhaps, but considering we didn't have our usual swanky Christmas cocktail party, this one will be a cinch. Since we're Southerners the menu is simple and dictated by tradition: black-eyed peas and collards plus a bunch of cornbread to soak up all the pot liquor from the greens. Large pots of everything that people can just serve themselves from. I'll make a couple of pies and maybe a chocolate bread pudding for dessert just because and that'll be it!

Husband is inviting a bunch of his running buddies over after they all finish running a race together. They're all coming with wives and kids in tow. I've invited several of my friends with their respective kids and spouses, partners, etc, and most of them appear to be coming, too. Sister is unfortunately going to be at her dad's, but otherwise it will be an entirely kid-friendly, informal affair with plenty of cold beer for the grown-ups. I find myself really looking forward to it. I expect that a heaping helping of grown-up conversation will help me finally come down in a relaxed way from all the Christmas excitement. The day is supposed to be lovely and sunny so perhaps we'll all mostly stay outside on the deck while the kids swing on the hammock and play in the treehouse. Can't wait!


cubmommy said...

Sounds like a really fun party!

Thanks for your support and thinking of me. I am feeling better. I got out today without kids and had some me time. Hubby ended up getting me a watch, shirt and coffee travel mug which I needed.

Have a Happy New Year!!!

Dawn said...

That is one party I would like.....BTW, I spent many years in the South as a child - North carolina.

My husband never could get his mind around it until I got around sausage gravy, then he was stunned! So Collards sound great.

Moonface said...

sounds like fun. happy new year!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a great time. Have fun and Happy New Year!

The Daring One said...

Not morons. Just so fun! Can I come? It sounds like a blast.

Sugarmama said...

I'd invite all of y'all if I could--really!