My gal and I became engaged just seconds after midnight during the 2002-2003 New Years celebration, at a bar that has long since closed. She is the joy of my life and my best fried.
Several minutes ago, I asked her if she wanted to go out, and she demurred. We are cocktail-ing early, she with her favorite wine, and I with my preferred bourbon. Tomorrow, we are entertaining friends, with the usual black-eyed peas, cabbage, and corn bread. We'll put the peas on to soak in another few minutes, and lock up.
Happy New Year's y'all. It looks like 2019 is going to be a lot of fun. Y'all stay tuned.