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The Think Write Thursday topic is to talk about New Year’s Eve.


Let’s start this off with something very important you need to know.

I love New Year’s Eve.

I love the excitement and party atmosphere. I love the noise makers and confetti. I love the champagne and countdown and all of the hoopla. And, quite honestly, if I could be in Time’s Square on New Year’s Eve I would enjoy the hell out of it.


It’s crowded and cold and potentially dangerous and Dale would never, in a million years, want to be there. And I’d rather be with him than anywhere else so on New Year’s Eve we stay home. There were lots of years where Dale’s band had to work and we went out to clubs and parties. And it was fun but since he was working I wasn’t actually with him. You know? (I will admit, though, I loved the part at midnight when the band would sing Auld Lang Syne and all of the band wives [that’s what we call ourselves] would get up on stage and kiss our husbands.)

Lately, though, we have spent New Year’s Eve at our own home. We have entertained friends and played games. Eaten delicious food, listened to music and danced. We have stayed up until midnight and then promptly fallen asleep on the couch. And it’s been awesome because the most important ingredient – each other and a handful of friends – is what makes it special.

That’s what we will be doing this year, too, and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t say I’m sorry to see 2016 end (because elections and celebrity deaths and world wide disasters) and I’m happy to usher in 2017 with hope and peace for a good year. I hope you all will do the same.

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  1. I was fortunate to spend one NYE in Chicago – it was crazy fun and something that I am so glad that my much younger self did. Today, I am on the same page as Dale – staying home. XOXO

  2. I will be toasting you from the comfort of my family room as well. The days of hoopla have gone by. But boy some of them were very, very fun! 🙂

  3. I had one exciting NYE celebration in my life (which you can read about on my blog later). It was wonderful and crazy-fun. But, for the most part, we celebrate like you and Dale celebrate . . . quietly together, with friends. And falling asleep on the couch!

  4. Sending you love and peaceful wishes for the New Year ahead! We will enjoy a quiet evening together, because that’s how we like it! xox

  5. Your plans for tomorrow night sound lovely. I’m not sorry to see 2016 go, and I’m not sure I’m ready for what 2017 might bring – But I will raise a toast at midnight to peace and love. Happy New Year!!

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