Midnight reading and weird fruit
We have decided to start a family tradition this year: an annual New Year's Eve read-a-thon. We'll be reading until midnight. Or maybe longer, if we pick good books. Snacks will be "weird fruit": everything abnormal that the grocery store has to offer. Asian pear, persimmon, miniature bananas, and grapples are what I found today. The grocery store in the last area we lived in had weirder and more varied offerings, but we'll take what we can get. I'll post more on the weird fruit later.
On New Year's Day, we will continue a tradition that started in my family several years ago: predictions. Each year, we write down several guesses about things that will happen in the next year--who will marry, who will become president . . . pretty much anything is fair game. Then we put the predictions away with the Christmas decorations and read them next year. It is so much fun to see what we think will happen compared with what really does!
How do you celebrate the new year?