Monday, December 29, 2008

Three Days Until 2009

Well, the lights are still up around town but I know several people who have already packed away their Christmas decorations and are ready for the new year. I wonder how many people who read this are planning to go out on the town. Are you planning to attend a party at a friend's house or go to a hotel for their celebration, or just go to dinner out? Or maybe you like to stay in and have your own little party with your significant other and your kids? Maybe you wait for the ball to drop in New York's Times Square, or Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve show. Or maybe you are like I have been many times and fall asleep by 10ish and miss the whole event of welcoming in the new year. We have no plans this year. I will probably plan a nice dinner at home and maybe a couple of snack foods to eat while we watch some rented DVD's and hopefully I can make it until midnight. I remember years ago having a dinner party on new years eve and we invited four couples to join us. We ate lobster and steak and had chocolate mousse for dessert. There was champagne and appetizers and one of my guests, a coworker of mine fell asleep and missed the midnight celebration. I took pictures of her sleeping on my couch. It was so funny to me then, and now I have been known to do the same thing. It just occurred to me that I can't drink champagne this year. Hmmm! Our wedding anniversary is tomorrow and we usually have champagne then too. My hubby doesn't drink wine. I may have to open champagne for him and wine for me. Any great ideas for ringing in the new year??


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Idon't have any plans of going out either, and will try to stay awake too. Happy Anniversary to you both! 'On Ya'-ma

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

I've done a little bit of everything over the years. I met my husband on NY Eve and for years when kids were little we stayed at home and invited anyone else who didn't have babysitters to come over with their kids. Over the years we had lots of fun. When our kids grew, we still didn't go out much.
Now that he passed away, I usually go to family or friends house and keep it low key. It sort of turned into a night that is not fun for me anymore.

No champagne???? I couldn't live.

Tatersmama said...

Great ideas? You're asking the Queen of Boring for New Years Eve ideas?
Hey, it's just another day for me. I usually end up working, so that friends and parents can go out and enjoy themselves, but I'm happy with that. Mainly because I'm a boring person.
I figure the New Year is gonna come around no matter what... whether I'm awake or asleep, so why not sleep while I have the chance?

Dutch said...

We don't have any plans because my hubby works Wednesday and Thursday. I think even if he didn't work we would be staying in and like you said asleep by 10pm. My daughter is going to one of her friends house for a party so I will probably be awake until she gets home. That is the price for being a parent. Lots of coffee for me. LOL Have a happy and healthy New Year. Hugs, Detje Bea

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! :)

Judi said...

Yes, us Lapbanders will be without our bubbly! No problem. Wine can stand in anytime...or martinis!!!
As for our's a bid skewed. SOME DAY I will do what I want to do...whatever that is! A night with a nice bottle of wine, some comfy jammies and a good movie sounds wonderful to me! But, for now it's tied up with obligations. Carmen will go with his mother to his siser's, I'll take my dad to mass, I'll stop by SIL's to say hello before taking my dad over to my sister's for the evening. Then, I'll juggle what the kids are doing--if they need rides, etc. Hopefully--Carmen and I will meet up for midnight. It's always a crap shoot.
Happy New Year! And, Happy Anniversary!