A great dinner with friends.  Asleep when the ball dropped.  A child who slept through the night.  A husband who thought I should have an extra hour of sleep the next morning.

Lamb shanks (started at 6AM!) for New Year's Day lunch, courtesy of my very kind culinary expert of a father in law.

A gathering with friends down the block.

Garlicky Shrimp and Black Eyed Peas (prosperity!).  MAKE THIS – BE HAPPY.

Two playdates before noon – one with friends in from San Fran, one with local friends.  Fun, and led to a great nap for Avery.

A last day with the tree.  The very round, very pretty tree.

The iron pills seem to be working!

Front closet organized. 

GO KNICKS!!  Happy Knick Year.

Bolognese, made by me, over fresh pasta, made by my husband.  Delicious does not begin to describe it.

Easy bed for Avery.  Notable as she has been flexing her nearly 3 yr old drama muscles at bedtime.

Matcha tea bath (great gift for someone you love, trust me).  Borghese mud mask.  New pajamas. 

2011 personal budget, created.

West Wing reruns.  A good book. 

Welcome to 2011.

And a very good night.