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Holidays, schmolidays

Okay. So I'm a self-confessed Scrooge and also - there's not a name for it - don't care for all the new year's eve goings on.

Never have, except in my youthful days, when ANY reason to drink or get stupid arose.

Since my divorce from the spawnlette's dad, I've spent every NYE with her. And it's been a wonderful -- albeit tiring -- run. However this year, just like last, she's spending with friends. Yeah, yeah, I'm coming to terms with it, but don't have to like it.

I really REALLY do not want (nor have) plans for tonight. The perfect new year's for me is to have my affairs in as best order as possible, make sure to eat black-eyed peas with ham and greens, and hit the sack. At ohhhhhhhh I dunnnno, 10? LOL :)

Last year (and I'm going to check my archives to see), I'm sure I did this very same thing. They say what you're doing at midnight is what you'll do all year, and I think 2008 is going to be about as fun as 2007. But God knows it cannot be worse. I cannot suffer loss as great as I did this past year, and I cannot be as bereft of consistently happy work, either. Realizing that most of this is out of my control is a step in the right direction. Acceptance that life will flow as it will with or without me is another.

Z, out of the kindness of his heart or something, got me a VCR/DVD combo (identical to an enemy's in Huntsville...lol) so that I'll have entertainment in my bedroom without resorting to O.

Today, I'm going to re-tidy up the house, do some laundry, take it easy, be a bum, and when all is said and done, crawl into bed knowing I've done all I could to make the first day of the new year as neat as it can be. I do need to go out and buy my usual fare, even if it HASN'T worked for the past 15 years. *snort* I still like black-eyed peas :)

I hope all my friends have a SAFE and fun new year's. My plans won't deviate unless Viggo Mortenson shows up at my front door.

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writerwench
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Wishing you very much the same, hon!

Yeah... we'll be home, me and the Diva Daughters, toasting the New Year in pink cava and probably renewing last year's resolution - that the year to come will contain significantly more Fun, Finance, and Fellas (for them, anyway)! I'd better get cracking and clean up in here some, and help M. sort out chopping-wood for this evening's fire. And clean her car prior to her packing it with food and clothing to take back to college...
New Year's Eve is a funny celebration. It's always been a stay-home for me, apart from once I was in churc - as the sole church keyboard player I was usually required for Christmas Day, and NYE '99 we put on a big joint celebration service to mark the coming of the new century/millenium. My girls were up in London, on the Embankment, with zillions of other celebrants, waiting for the London Eye to start moving (it didn't) and the Thames to be covered in firework fire (it wasn't), but they had a good time anyway. They don't get drunk, fortunately.

Hubby would always be off down the bloody-pub with his mates, getting plastered, and I'd be home with the kids. I'd get a phone call from my parents in New Zealand wishing me a happy New Year and that'd be about it. With the coming of the internet it'll be a bit different, but the NZ tribe are all off at the holiday cottage, without internet, so I won't be hearing from them.

It's a time of self-examination and quiet contemplation for me. At least this year I'm working from a much happier base line.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
I used to be heavily involved with my church, too (I'm also a pianist and singer). Those were some of the happiest days of my life.

When I was married, we started /off/ making NYE plans, but after about five years, we both agreed staying home was more fun. And so that was that.

The spawnlette will see more action than me this year. LOL :) Instead of contemplation, I'm afraid I'll be still confused about my life, as there are no easy answers or solutions for my situation(s).

I just tried to instant message you. You not on?
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padiwack
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
I am pouty because I have to go into work. Pouty is an unattractive look for me, so I am trying to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get on with it. Whaaaa! Why can't I let myself play hooky?

I'm in tonight too! But TQ will be out (as you know, I'm sure) I'm trying not to be too angsty about that, as watching how happy she is is a Very Good Thing!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
I hate that you have to work today =/ But being in the ranks of the unemployed, I'd trade with ya in a heartbeat! :)

I read your entry (was going to ask you about the dancing thing...haven't seen you write about that person/situation lately). At least the TQ has a boyfriend. The Spawnlette just dropped her boyfriend, so GOD ONLY KNOWS who she'll be kissin'. But I'm sure...well, 95%, it'll be some poor guy she'll dump tomorrow. lol :) :D

Happy new year, sweetie! I hope something surprising and fun happens to ya! =) :D
pleepleus
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a pleasant and relaxing day.

And now, I want some of that soup!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Do you guys have anything fun planned?

(_)P <----here's you a cup-o-soup :) :)
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nsingman
Dec. 31st, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Viggo called. He said he's having trouble finding parking. :-)

It's been years since I've paid much special attention to New Year's Eve. For us, it's an excuse to spend some time together, a bit later than usual (though not as late as when we're partying during trips), and enjoy some Veuve Clicquot.

I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2008!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Viggo can park in my den for all I care :D Heh.

I'm in the same "place" as you guys; I'm just going to be solomente uno (which is fine with me). :) I was last year, too.

I hope you guys have a wonderful time tonight and enjoy each other! I also wish *you* a healthy and prosperous "2000-great" (everyone's already calling it that...hahaha). :>
summercamp
Dec. 31st, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
I hope it's a relaxing evening for you!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm making sure it will be :)

What're you guys doing? Anything wild and fun? :>
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lefthand_path
Dec. 31st, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
yeah, my last christmas present showed up today, (masters of horror season 1 collection) and I'm thinking midnight will find me watching cheesy horror. or reading cheesy horrror. or writing cheesy horror.

trust me, the "what you do at midnight is what you do all year..." belief is just total bullshit, in my experience, at least.

yeah, if viggo shows up, make sure you hog tie him so when i can get down there i'll be able to force him to write a poem while painting and playing the mandolin
none_too_subtle
Dec. 31st, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Waaaaaaaaahahahah. How about we fight over him? :D :Þ I just want him to stand still. Naked, of course. *snorts*
lefthand_path
Dec. 31st, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
tried IMng but my computer seems to be acting funky ....

we fight over him? i could take you with one hand tied behind my back
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ayoub
Jan. 1st, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
So...

Did Viggo turn up?

:D
none_too_subtle
Jan. 1st, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Ya know, I don't think he got the memo. I had a dentist and an optometrist here to fix him for me :D LOL.
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