Out with the old

It's Me, Mum, Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest tonight. I have a killer new sexy black dress but nowhere to go and no one to go with. Soooo sad. LOL. Actually I'm kind of glad... I hate big raging parties with bunches of strangers. I'm a backyard BBQ, lawn chair, family party girl.

I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to 2008. It really has been a rollercoaster year in both the big world and in my little piece of it... lots of wonderful things but lots of sadness too.

I have high hopes for 2009. Bring it on!

Tonight's New Year's Eve Menu

Shelly's Bacon-wrapped Pesto Shrimp
a Yummy Quesadilla (will post recipe this week sometime)
Turkey & Cranberry Goat Cheese Roll-ups
Veggies and my Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Little Sausages and Meatballs in 2 Sauces (also will post soon)
A glass of Almond Champagne (a local winery favorite)

and my traditional 12 Raisins.

Remember from last year... you toss them in your mouth at the stroke of midnight. For every raisin that you get in your mouth that will be one month of good luck in the coming year.

Last year I practiced the day before and the first raisin I scored right in the mouth, second raisin bam right in my eye. This explains a lot about my 2008. Hoping for a better outcome tonight.

Hope you all have an AWESOME time whatever you do and maybe get a New Year kiss (or 2 or 3).

Be safe.