I awoke this morning and headed straight to the family room to turn on the TV. I was in search of the Rose Parade. The Rose Parade is the best way to start of the New Year as far as I am concerned. I always watch the live coverage on KTLA and hearing the voices of Stephanie Edwards and Bob Eubanks confirms to me that the new year has officially arrived.
I made banana nut muffins for breakfast and then headed off to Bonelli for a walk around noon. If you watched the parade or the Rose Bowl later in the day you know that we started off the New Year with typically beautiful warm -72 degree and mostly sunny skies - weather.
We watched the game with some friends and then came home and had our traditional NYD meal of Jenny Joes, a sloppy joe take off with chicken gumbo soup as the sauce. I got the recipe from my uncle, but I have no idea where it originated.
Remember the Winter Misery One Miler I ran a couple of weeks ago? Well, runninglaur has posted the carnival here. She also provided these nifty personal artworks to commemorate the occasion.
We ended the day watching Julie & Julia, which in a weird sort of way seemed appropriate with the chili, muffins and Jenny Joes I'd made recently. I certainly got a kick out of the blogging connection. I just wonder did Julie ever actually get to me Julia. Does anybody know?