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mouse's picture mouse

This makes me think of the Felix Felicis potion in Harry Potter and the power of suggestion with Ron--when it turns out it's more about finding self-confidence than any talisman. I definitely tend to see it in retrospect much more than in the moment.

Nonetheless, I'll be eating my black-eyed peas and ham tomorrow. Might as well give the new year a little help.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh yes, we're making our black-eyed peas tomorrow, too!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What a lovely post.

I pulled my Vasilopita recipe, printed from your post last year, trying to decide if I would make it or not. I bought the yeast. I've got everything ready to go. And it was so delicious. I think I've just talked myself into getting it started. :0) I think it's become a tradition for us also, along with champagne for us and sparkling juice for the kids, those poppers that you pull apart, and some family time. I like our new tradition so much more than trying to find a sitter and going out somewhere noisy. I am so selfish with our family time now, knowing that some day the kids will have parties of their own to attend.

I hope you have a beautiful evening. Happy New Year!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love the family time on New Year's Eve, too. In fact, It's almost 11:00 and L. is sitting next to me as I type! I hope your vasilopita comes out wonderfully...

PamD--thanks for commenting! Yes, perspective on luck is something that grows with every passing year, I'm finding!