Today is the last day of 2008!! Tonight many will be celebrating the close of this tumultuous year! Some can't wait to ring out the old and bring in the new. Others feel reflective about changes they have made (maybe even forced to make) in new directions that are turning out to be good and profitable choices.
Champagne sales are down but that doesn't mean there won't be substitutes to celebrate! We love to celebrate in Austin!!
In Texas we believe we must eat a healthy serving of black-eyed peas to have a prosperous New Year.
The stores are already re-stocking to make sure everyone gets their fix. Everyone has their own recipe: black-eyed peas with jalapenos, with bacon - you name it!
It doesn't matter how you make them, just eat some or you will have a dismal 2009!
Follow a tradition from Italy: eat a grape for each month - pop them in your mouth at midnight .. one by one until you have eaten 12!
Whatever your tradition or superstition make sure you follow it as we will need everything we can to get us back on top again! And, I'm a firm believer we can do it!!