Being half Japanese, We've adjusted a couple of the Japanese traditions for New Year.
The Japanese usually give a gift of money...I give a Christian book every year.
I try to 'match' them according to what each member of the family is experiencing.
My mom believes that 'whatever you do' on NY's day...is what you'll be doing all year.
So, this morning I worked out with my dvd...then plan to scrap/read or shop all day!
AND we are having a very traditional Japenese meal...Sukiyaki, CA Rolls (my mom does not like raw fish, so, no sushi)...Japanese sweet beans and a Carrot/Daikon salad.
So, Happy New Year, ya'll...!!