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Happy New Year's Eve Bah Humbug

Friday, December 30, 2005

New Year's Eve has never been a big deal for me. I have no desire to go out and wait for midnight with a raucous crowd with silly hats and noise makers. Maybe I'm a stick-in-the-mud. So we will do what we have done for the past (decade?)...order Chinese food and over-eat and watch movies at home. We'll let our son stay up later than usual and we'll go outside with sparklers and shout hurray to 2006 and then go to bed, usually before midnight even strikes. I find the whole countdown thing kind of syrupy and sappy. When I was still at home, my parents and I would stay up and my dad would go around giving everyone a New Year's kiss, and we'd hear the ships in the harbour all blaring their horns. The random fireworks would go off and my mother would say it was gunfire. Hotbed of crime we live in (drip drip drip, goes the sound of my sarcasm). I eagerly anticipated midnight on the turn of this century, because I thought the world was going to end as we knew it (did you?). We watched the New Year come and go in other parts of the world first, and after seeing they survived, I think I went to bed.

Tomorrow I will go shopping and then get home in time to play loads of games and have a fun family evening. Mr.C has the next four days off, so I intend to enjoy this extended weekend, before reality slaps me in the face by mid-week.

Good Night Friends. What fun will you be having this New Year's Eve?

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    What a great pic of you! Love that smile!

    We're eating black eyed peas...it's an old family tradition for both of us...and probably staying up to watch the ball drop in NYC...other than that, that's it! LOL

    I've enjoyed getting to know you this year, Cathy...wishing you all the best in 2006!


  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I've never eaten black eyed peas, just listened to them :)
    I've really enjoyed getting to know you better as well. I LOVE kindred spirits. This place is FULL of them! Hugs and Love.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I'm with you. New Years is weird and dangerous, I'm not much of a partier anymore.

    Stay home, in front of the fireplace, with my Honey and a glass of wine. Now THAT'S a party!

    Enjoy your night in. Chinese and movies, the best!

    Be good.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    I'm skipping the festivities as well. Sleeping however will be difficult with the various parties happening around me, fireworks, and the numerous drunk calls i will get from friends. hah.

    Have a super lovely new year.

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  1. Blogger JoeC said:

    no plans, just goes where the nose follows......

    Have a Smashing Happy New Year!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    yummy photo!
    (don't say it's the new camera!)
    New Year's Eve is big in Greece. Maybe in some cases bigger than Christmas Day. It's when most people exchange their presents.
    I was invited to two parties but going to M's mum instead with family. My favourite moment of the night is when people open the presents we got them. Also, Santa is coming tonight. Because his name is Saint Vasillios, and his nameday is on the 1st of January.
    Happy New Year however you choose to spend it. Take away and movies sound great to me. We still have Chinese New Year, to -madly- celebrate later on! :) xxx

  1. Blogger fb said:

    So that's who's hiding under the hat! I was slightly puzzled at first! ;)

    I intend to get jostled and bumped by total strangers in the most crowded place i can find...absopostively NOT!

    Stay in...weather's bit warmer today...going to go outside to walk.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    We have an early dinner with some of my family and we are home by 8:00pm. We have done all that celebrating in the past and now it is nice to be cozy in our home.

    Happy New Year to you!


  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I didn't have plans until last min..Most of my friends are on some friggen island basking in the warmth. So it will be a small house party with the remainings..lol

    Happy New Year!..Health and Happiness in 2006 Last hug of 2005
    {{{ Cathy}}}

  1. Blogger christina said:

    No big parties - just a quiet evening at home. We always have fondue for dinner, set off fireworks after that and eat jelly doughnuts at midnight. Hope I can stay awake for that long!

    All the best to your and your family for 2006, Cathy!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy - Lovely pic!

    My friend (and blog slacker) TRM is hostessing a "Nothing better to do" New Year's Eve party. It's basically an excuse to stay in and avoid people with a couple of friends :)

    Happy New Year!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    No parties, no alcohol (yuck). I bet I'll be lucky to stay up long enough to see the ball drop on Dick Clark.

    Oh God, I sound double my age...

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    That was a great post. I can relate. Just a time to cuddle on the couch and watch the world go crazy. And, before 2000 and all of the movies showing all the computers collapsing, it was like watching to see if all the world would fall apart. But, like you said, it didn't.

    I'm just excited about not working tonight and tomorrow. And, my husband may not have to go back till Wednesday. woohoo! :)

    I'm sorry that I've not been keeping up too much. But, I love your tone on things. I feel like we could relate in "real" life also. Although I might be a little more high strung. :)

    Take care. And, . . .

    Happy New Year!! :)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    No plans as of yet. Wishing you the best '06 has to offer.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Going skating in the next town over and then to a friends till about 12:07am.
    Alcohol free for me, I'm driving and I want to feel great for the first day of the new year.
    That will include some football, videos, and sleep on the couch.
    Happy New Years.
    Nice pic, I've got to get my 11 year old IT manager to figure that out for me.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Lovely photo!
    I swear we're related! My NYE was last night, ispent it watching Elton John in NY at the Radio City Music Hall......was brilliant. A nice glass of red and a good book and i was happy :)

    Happy New Years to all the family, may 2006 bring you much joy and happiness.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hey Everyone;
    Not a wild party among the bunch! I thought I could count on someone to live vicariously through! :) I guess the majority of us are the homebody types. I hope you all had a nice night and of course, here's to a great 2006.

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    I resolve to: make babies or at least practice; to find home. Also to show the people I know that I really do care.

    Oh and speak for yourselves on the wild party front, I'm going to go out and live it up!

    Here's hoping that the New Year brings you and those you care about peace, prosperity, health and serenity!


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