It's purely arbitrary that we mark tomorrow as the start of the new year. Our pagan ancients celebrated the coming of a New Year in spring, a logical time of new beginnings. Blame that pesky Julius Cesear for plunking the New Year down in January. Didn't he even think about airports and travel and snowstorms?? Those Romans!
Well, the New Year has to start sometime, and I'll try and remember to eat lentils to bring good fortune into our household.
Even though it's just a date on a calendar, who am I to turn down a chance to go to a good party with family and friends? For the past few years, our New Year's tradition is to a throw a costume party and this year it's a Bollywood theme. So our house smells like every spice you can imagine as a pot of lamb rogan josh simmers in the oven. I'm going to go slip into my Indian temptress costume, with many jewels, and go have some fun tonight.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year!