Firstly, let me apologize for my absence. The Holidays were busy - very busy indeed. But I'd like to take a brief moment to wish all my new found blogger friends and readers a very Happy New Years. In celebration of this, lets share a glass of bubbly. Yesterday while shopping for price reduced ornaments, I ran across a very fun item indeed. It is a jar of Hibicus flowers. One gets added to the Champagne glass along with a bit a syrup. As the flower sits in the Champagne, it opens. When you finish your drink, eat the flower. It tastes a little like a fruit roll up.