It is a bittersweet day for me. Happiness because the year is new. New things always bring such a sense of hope and I have that for our new year. I believe strongly in traditions and today is no different. I served up black eyed peas to the family today hoping they bring us good luck. We have talked a lot about new goals, great memories we want to remember, and things we hope to learn from and not repeat.
Sadness today because Miss Medical Student leaves in a few short hours to head back to her life in medical school. Those two weeks went by so fast, you would have thought we were in a Jimmy John's commercial.
I hate it that she is so far away. But I also know that this is what it takes to become great. You have to make personal sacrifices. It is time for her to do great things!
In years to come and I reflect back on this holiday season I am going to remember all the time she and I spent in the kitchen. Who knew that we had a love of baking in common! I also showed her a few craft things. I still fear she views those as a waste of time and money! But she did like the way it all looked in the end!
|Our New Year's Eve table|
|So worth making again!|
|Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting served in Champagne Flutes.|