we spent new years eve keeping very busy. you see, we recently decided that we should buy a new car. why? i have no idea. something about lowering monthly payments. which turned into buying a new fancy hatchback car. so we've spent nearly our entire christmas vacation researching and test driving cars. we woke up on new years eve, drove uptown to a VW dealership and made a decision: we do not need a car. so, we will be doing a few small repairs on the mini, then will sell it. hopefully soon. i remember the thrill of not having a car - i didn't have one for about 3 years, and i made it work. we'll make it work, too.
after we made the decision, the rest of our day was so enjoyable and relaxing. we ate falafal at amsterdam in adams morgan. checked out the new exhibit at the hirschhorn, colorforms. kind of cool, but i fell asleep during a little movie. oops. home to take a nap, regroup, then headed out to old town alexandria to celebrate the new year!
dinner at red rocks. a table next to the window, quite perfect. so fun to see everyone walk by in their festive hats, dresses, and coats. and TH had the most perfect little paperwhite on his lapel. i loved it.