Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Year's Eve

3. If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

Given that I can't even remember what I did on New Year's Eve, that should tell you something about this post!

I know I spent the day with my daughter doing fun, girly things -- shopping, lunch, and mani/pedis. That was great.

I know that I was at home that night with my husband and son. We drank some sparkling grape juice and went to bed by 10:30, but that's it. I've got nothing else. No special foods or activities. Just a normal evening and then bed.

I'm choosing to see that as a positive. I spent time with people I like, doing things I enjoy. And still got to bed on time. WINNING!

I'm a bit like Mama Kat on the whole NYE thing. When I was in college I developed an aversion to NYE after 2 tragic events occurred on 2 concurrent years. The first year, a friend's grandfather committed suicide, and the second year, 2 sisters I was in school with were hit and killed by a drunk driver on New Year's Day while the sisters were on their way to church.

So, no, I don't want to go out and party. I don't want to go out at all. I don't have people over because I don't want my friends out driving on NYE. I don't like to drink and I don't want to start the new year feeling grungy and foggy from too much food or drink, and too little sleep.

I am an introvert, remember?

Based on this information, I'm hoping my upcoming year will be peaceful and spent with those I care about the most.


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  1. I hope you have the BEST year ever! xo

  2. Sounds like your 2015 will be POSITIVE! I'm happy for you! Visiting here from Mama Kat's...

  3. You gotta wonder about people who are obsessed about NYE - all those dangerous people out there acting there very worse! I was at home with two little grandchildren who slept through all the fireworks on my street.

  4. Our New Years was spent with me at home with two sick kids, and my husband running between our house and our next door neighbors. No alcohol for either of us, just time with neighbors and family. Peace is good.

  5. We also stayed home on NYE :-) HAve a blessed 2015.

  6. My NYE was spent with family. Took my middle daughter out for a mommy-daughter date (eldest and I went on a date the day before) to the mall in the afternoon, enjoyed our traditional NYE pizza and a couple of bottles of Angry Orchard hard cider as the evening went on, watched Muppets: Most Wanted with my girls, my hubby, my mom-in-law, and our niece, and rang in the new year at midnight with hugs and kisses all around with those I love best :) I'd say that's a pretty good way to end the year and start the new one. I hope you have a wonderfully blessed 2015!

  7. I like to stay in too. We have the kids up for clam chowder, shrimp and playing of games. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

  8. See, this kind of NYE is something I can definitely stand behind. It's amazing how many people get completed trashed at parties and spend the first day of the new year hungover and miserable. No thank you! I'll take your lack of party over that kind of celebration any day!


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