We celebrated the New Year's arrival last night by going to bed beforemidnight. Some friends came over for dinner. We made Indian food(soup, a dal, and naan), drank wine and beer, ate florentines (cookies likewe had at the wedding), and talked. We were all spent (for a varietyof reasons) and falling asleep in the living room by 11:30. Ourfriends packed themselves into their car and went home. We fell intobed and greeted the New Year this morning.