I had just gotten home from Tahoe and was working that day. And Jess was preparing for her trip back to Malaysia. So we decided to just invite some friends over to usher in the new year. We had lots of delicious goodies to eat: Italian meats and cheeses, King eggrolls, cake, wine and of course champagne to celebrate. Part way through the night, everyone wished Jessica a good trip and I took her to the airport to catch her flight. I arrived home with plenty of time for the countdown. It was a warm and wonderful way to welcome the new year with good friends. The only thing missing was my honey. But we wowed (again) that next year we would spend the holidays together.