How did you spend your New Year's Eve? We took our three girls to dinner at their favorite Chinese restaurant, and then searched in vain for an ice cream parlor. They finally had to settle on a box of Neopolitan from Walgreens, but the kids didn't mind. Once they were at home, the youngest settled down in front of the Disney Channel for their year end marathon, the sixteen year old locked herself up in her room to watch another marathon, and the oldest went to a friend's house for a party. Luckily, from where we live in New Orleans, we can see the city's big fireworks display from our backyard. We usually ring in the new year from home and that suits me just fine.