I watched the magic moment occur in New York City at 10 o'clock my time last night.
Less than half an hour later I was in the Arms of Morpheus.
About four hours later I was awake again and the rest of the hours until shortly after 6 this morning were a scattershot of dozing and tossing and turning.
When I finally rose I discovered that I had forgotten to take my night pills last night, which includes a tablet to help me sleep.
Hence my wakefulness.
Old age and a bad memory.
At least I'll sleep well tonight.
Our New Year's Eve dinner was lobster tails and green pea risotto, along with about half a bottle of Prosecco.
A good feast and, no, I took no pictures.
I did take the new banner photo on this blog, though, yesterday afternoon, as I was taking a break from football on television.
Stepping outside on a rainy weekend, I noticed a patch of sunlight on the side of Mingus Mountain and grabbed the camera for a quick shot.
It's a little fuzzy as I realized later I had the camera in macro mode.
But I think that kind of adds to the mood of the picture.
I met my neighbor Rick, out walking Reggie.
He said he and Lori wouldn't be celebrating the big night as she has been not feeling well lately.
Apparently there is a nasty type of influenza going around.
Another neighbor had told me she had the "stuff" too and it had lasted about ten days.
No way to spend the holidays.
And so life goes on here in the Central Highlands of Arizona on this January 1st.
No snow on the ground but as I said it's been a rainy weekend and it's dark and dripping out there now.