The beginning of each new year brings such promise and hope. 2013 was particularly full of highs and lows for me so I'm really looking forward to a fresh start. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. Ours was quiet but nice and I came down with my first cold in about 9 years. It didn't last for long thanks to copious hot beverages, zicam, ester C, mineral baths and not consuming anything cold. It totally sapped my energy but hubster took extra good care of me in that time. We are ushering a very chilly new year in NYC by staying in and mass wrapping dumplings. Happy New Year! I wish you all a 2014 filled with much happiness, good health, love and success!