I am posting early since tomorrow will be a busy day! As in keeping with tradition, I am working hard to clean the house and make sure I have no dirty laundry. Folk lore has it that if you begin the new year with your house in disarray and a stack full of dirty laundry, you will have the same throughout the coming year.
In addition, I am also planning to cook the traditional "good luck" dinner of blackeyed peas and rice; and greens. The greens to guarantee you will have "money" in the coming year, and the beans/rice for good luck. I have had this dinner for New Year's Day for as long as I can remember. I have considered phases of my life to indeed have lots of blessings, but I am still waiting for the monetary riches :-)
I wish you the most wonderful New Year you have ever had! It is my hope that you will spend the day in the warmth of love/friendship and that you look forward to the coming year with hopeful anticipation.