It is good to greet the new year with friends, and to have friends from far away here to stay is the best…even if it is only overnight, to spend New Year’s Eve at home with a good meal, nice wine, good friends and no where to go is my idea of how the new year should end/begin. So, houseguests. Time to break out the fancy little soaps – except these friends are like family and would mock me and hoot at me if I put them out. Seriously. They would hoot. We have been friends a very, very long time. The point is, that I have them. I have the fancy little soaps. I can toss them out for other guests at a moment’s notice. But it would have to be other guests.