I am so excited about this year, being that I'm living in a new country and learning new things. I just got back from Beirut on Sunday and have been getting over a cold I came down with that night. New Year's Eve was the best I've had, with lots of food, dancing and noise. There were singers, dancers and musicians that performed all night, and we finished up the event at a sweets shop with some künefe, a delicious sweet cheese dessert. I had never had it in bread, but it was just right.