Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009, you really kicked my ass.

January 2009 was the start of one of the hardest years of my life so far, and it will soon be over in just a few hours.

I'm celebrating this New Years very differently than I did last year, but luckily I am with people who love and support me.

Here's the thing: every year for the last many, many, years my ex and I have hosted a New Years Day Party. This party always includes lots of comforting food made by me, endless glasses of champagne, and lots of other goodies which serve one perfectly on a hung-over, sleepy New Years Day. This is the first year in many that I will not be throwing this party.

And so I now start a new tradition, I have taken a page from Julia Child and dug into my favorite Christmas present this year, Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volumes I and II and made Reine de Saba with Glacage au Chocolat (Chocolate and Almond Cake with Chocolate-butter Icing). Yes, yummy.

2009 you really kicked my ass, and I deserve this cake and so do the rest of my breakup blogger friends. We made it through 2009 and I know, I just know, that 2010 is going to yield bigger and better things for all of us.

Lots of love to you bloggers out there. And don't you ever forget, we are awesome.

Photo of my cake posing with Julia's description of how to decorate the cake with slivered almonds.


  1. LeBonheur,

    Happy New Year! As you know, I am just a reader, not a blogger.I have traveled far along enough that sharing experiences in my post-break up world is more important.

    Your writings, and sharing your feelings can help countless others if improving themselves by learning from your expereinces is what they want [growth].

    You have over the course of the past year help others improve their chances at making of the next relationship the best one they ever had. for your little tradition of celebrating new years eve, do not give it up, host one next year..and sent an invitation. I am sure it will be one not to be missed!


  2. Happy New Year Le Bonheur! It has been such a joy to folow your progress on your blog. Keep up the good work mister sister :)

  3. Happy New Year, Le B. Your cake looks bomb.

    Even though I'm not going through a break-up, I was still in that mindset. You've given me a much-needed kick in the ass, and I appreciate the wake up call.

    I'm very, very happy to have met you. Thanks for sharing so much.

  4. Thank you for the New Years wishes, everyone! I'm really glad to have met all of you too.



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