New Year’s Eve Montreal. 8:17p.m.

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I read today that at 8:17 in MANY Canadian cities, fireworks will welcome the beginning of Canada’s 150th year. Here in Montreal, 5 to 10 cm of snow is supposed to fall this afternoon into the evening. So I don’t think we are going out.

The non-alcoholic bubbly is chilling in the fridge. And the flutes are ready to go.

We actually bought two really pretty crystal flutes when we got married in 2004, for the wedding. Along with a special candle. All three are only used today on New Year’s Eve. Then they go back in the box for another year.

Happy New Year, my reading monkeys.

May 2017 be a much better year than the last.