Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Year Over

From new year, new food

So I have no idea where the last 365 days went, but I'm eager to find them (they're probably hiding in a box in my closet somewhere) and thank them for being quite the time of learning, laughter, and food. Sometimes 2009 kind of sucked, and sometimes it was great, but overall, it was quite a ride.

No, I won't be hitting up any major parties, nor will I be trekking off for a night of debauchery in Times Square this New Years Eve. I'm actually off to make some Cuban food with my friend Terra (YES I'll be posting about it. Wahoo!) and to spend the evening with friends and family, enjoying a few drinks while playing a particularly vicious game of SPOONS. You heard me right. I don't mess around when it comes to playing SPOONS, and neither does my sister, as evidenced by her military-like tackles whenever we play.

Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes that might do you well in 2010. These words always help focus and encourage me when that whole "What the heck do I want to do with my life?!" question looms a little too large, which, coincidentally, seems to come up every year around this time.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to win the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sing with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived---this is to have succeeded."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be safe, Happy New Years and see you in 2010!


Robert said...

Happy New Years! Looking forward to the Cuban food post.

DC said...

I'd say 2009 was a HEP kind of a ride...the Emerson quote was what I wrote on my mother's birthday card this past year. No joke. maybe you and I should be friends...:)
now, get us some CUBAN food!

Tanglewood said...

That looks so tasty! I love spoons. Just found a recipe for sweet potato gratin that we have to try next time it snows...