Always a first...
Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man.
I did not get a tall dark-haired man for a visitor today. I did have a dark-haired man and a tall man but they were different men. My biological dad, grandpa, mom, Austin, Tim, Isaac, Nicholas and I had dinner together at my house. My mom and I cooked but it was mostly mom cooking while I took a nap with Nicholas.
If today was any fore shadow of what I will be doing next year, it is going to be a great year.