John and I are having the laziest New Year’s Day ever. We didn’t get out of bed until almost noon (we didn’t go to bed until after 2am last night, but noon is still excessive), and we’ve spent most of the day since then on the couch. Jess and Chuck crashed with us last night and were gone before we even stirred. (They needed to get home before the dog exploded.) I wanted to see them out, and I had assumed I’d hear them, but I must have been out cold. Didn’t even hear the dogs, who usually go nuts as soon as someone heads down the stairs. I hope they spent the read of today sleeping. Jess and Chuck, not the dogs. I know the dogs slept most of today.
I think our New Year’s Eve party was a success. We, at least, had a great time, and I think our friends did, too. 🙂 We’ll probably be snacking on leftovers until next week. I’m glad we managed to clean up a lot before we went to bed. It was nice to come downstairs today and find the house still looking relatively neat. Of course, then I went on a search for bagels. I picked up lox and cream cheese (and capers and tomatoes) at Wegmans yesterday, but I wanted bagels from Panera so I deliberately didn’t buy any. (And I didn’t have time to go to Panera then.) Today, however, I paid the price for sleeping in so late. By the time I got to Panera, they didn’t have any plain or egg bagels left. I didn’t want any of the fancy flavored ones ’cause I knew John preferred plain for his lox. So I went to Dunkin Donuts in Leesburg. Also out of plain and egg and everything else except cinnamon raisin. I went to Giant. Thankfully, their bakery makes pretty good bagels and they had both egg and plain. It just took entirely too long to find bagels. It was closer to one before we finally ate anything today.
We watched our last recorded episode of The Mentalist over breakfast and then John played video games while I read. I finished A Three Dog Life (wrenching, but in a good way, and no, I didn’t cry again) and started another Sharon Kay Penman re-read. I have a whole stack of books to read right now, but nothing is really jumping out at me. I’m not sure what I’m in the mood for.
Tomorrow I’m hoping to shop a little. One of my Christmas presents was a gift card to Ann Taylor (yay new clothes!), so I’ll probably head to Tysons or Reston Town Center, depending on whether John comes with me.
I hope everyone got home safe last night and this morning. Happy New Year!