Saturday, January 3, 2015
NEW YEAR'S EVE AND NEW YEAR'S DAY
New Year's Eve started out as just another day. But when I got to work some things were different. For one thing, one of the Library Assistants called out sick. For another there was no librarian. Jerry was on vacation and Liz had to call out because her car had been broken into. We were able to borrow a librarian from the Kensington Branch to help us out.
It was an early day. We got out at 3:00 p.m. That was nice. Diane and I went to Shop Rite. We were each going to get only a few things and ended up with two shopping carts full. Diane doesn't drive or have a car so when she has a chance to go shopping, she fills up on stuff. I don't blame her one bit.
I got salmon for dinner. We usually have fish for dinner on New Year's Eve. I served it with potato salad and sliced tomatoes. It was really good. And a last chance to use my Christmas plates for this year.
We burned our bayberry candle. It is supposed to be good luck to burn a bayberry candle on New Year's Eve. The old saying goes:
A bayberry candle burned down to the socket
Brings food to the larder and money to the pocket.
Well, it burned down to the socket all right. It shattered the glass candleholder it was in. Oh, well. I got it at the dollar store, so I can always go get another one.
We watched TV while we snacked on chips and salsa and crackers and pepperoni and cheese. At 11:30 p.m. we turned on the broadcast from Penn's Landing here in Philly and watched the countdown and the fireworks from the Delaware River.
Needless to say I slept in the next morning. I ended up spending most of the day watching old TV shows and cleaning up for the company we were expecting.
Around 5:30 p.m. our friends Carole and Walt came over for dinner. We almost always spend New Year's Day with them. I made a pork roast, roasted potatoes and green bean casserole. Everything turned out so good. I had an apple pie for dessert. We were all stuffed.
It has been a good holiday and I have had a wonderful week. Now it's back to the real world.