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12 minutes to midnight. I'm almost there. So tired, feeling strep-ish but I'm hanging in. :) We had a marvelous dinner of carrot-raisin salad, eggplant with tahini, Emeril's barbecued shrimp, champagne, wine and baguette. Then coconut cream pie and Julia's chocolate-almond cake for dessert (which, by the way, I made gluten-free for my mom by subbing brown rice and tapioca flours for the cake flour; you would never know; it was SO moist and good but did need extra cook time). Ah! It is so nice to have my parents here; the boys just love being with them, and I'm thankful for their relationship despite the geographic distance.

Dad popping the crkNYE tableReine de Saba


Happy New Year, everyone! I wish for all of you a happy, healthy, fulfilling 2013. I feel very grateful for all the good in my life, for all that's happened this year. I'd hoped to craft an Em-i-lis Year in Review but ran out of time and for now will simply say thank you.

Wait.... I made it. I saw the ball drop. Now I am racing to bed.