This morning during our chat, Stewey asked me if I had any special traditions for New Year's Eve.
"Well", I said, happy that my little dog was finally interested in something other than the drapes, "My Mommie was very superstitious and felt that whatever you were doing on New Year's Eve reflected how the rest of the year would go for you. So she always made sure that we were all together, snug and safe and warm and that we had lots of good things to eat."
Stewey looked duly unimpressed and pushed me further, so I added: "One of your Mommie's biggest secrets is that she is madly, passionately, in love with Barry Manilow. Always has been. And every year on New Year's Eve, she would stand in front of the TeeVee with her hand over her heart listening to him sing "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" while pitiful tears fell down her fat sweaty face."
What can I say? Some traditions are well worth keeping...
So here's a little moment for you and yours today. Stewey and I hope that you will have the best year of your life in 2010 and that whatever you wish for comes true. In spades.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!