In preparation for our guest for tonight, we went to Papa Murphy's and picked up a couple of pizzas to cook. Ben grinned and said, "Sure, you can take my picture," but he never stopped working. His boss would be proud of him. While he worked, he asked why I wanted to take pictures and I explained about Bakers' Blessings, our blog.
Back at the Q, we continue to prepare food for tonight. With two couples coming, Don decided to move the table to the middle of the floor. Now, I'm excited! Who knew you could rearrange furniture in a fifth wheel??!!! My recliner is now where the table was and the table is at the end of the island. It works!!
They came back at 5:00 for our "New Year's Eve" party. (See where my recliner is now? Don't worry, I can see the TV just fine! Don says he can't see me from his chair unless the light is on over my head.)
In between games of Zilch and Nil, we took pictures of the Blue Moon and enjoyed the cherry cheese cake Rick made.
Once in a Blue Moon ... is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon? According to the popular definition, it is the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month. The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen. On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years. However, New Year's Eve blue moons are rarer, occurring every 19 years. The last time was in 1990 ...
A few hours later, the Blue Moon is extremely bright.
We played more games until the Big Ball fell in NYC and then we played some more until midnight. A good time was had by all; we toasted with sparkling grape juice and kissed our spouses as 2010 arrived.
Once in a blue moon, we stay up long enough to see the old year out and the new year in.
Good-bye 2009. You have been full of blessings. We are grateful to have known you and all the new friends you brought into our life.