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Old 12-28-2007, 07:17 AM   #21
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Nephew and girlfriend over for cards and junkfood. Watch the ball drop and toast with gingerale!! Cooking a turkey and having the kids and grandkids over for dinner on New Years day. Nothing fancy, just easy cheesy!!
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:42 AM   #22
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Tattrat, I feel like strangling you right now. My DH didn't like living in Hawaii (after over a decade) and here we are. I am remembering many new years eves and mornings on the beaches at Bellows AFS (where we were married). Oh-my-oh-my.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:48 AM   #23
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Yes, IL has gone from being an open smoking state to having laws so restrictive that you quite literally cannot walk down Main Street smoking because you might get a wisp of smoke in the door of a business. You have to understand ... I'VE NEVER SMOKED IN MY LIFE. But I think this is extreme. Now smokers are supposedly not even allowed to step outside of the restaurant/bar for their fix. They have to move to Iowa or buy a farm (OK, I'm exaggerating, but given where we live, not by much).
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:58 PM   #24
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I've never made ny resolutions. I have recently decided that I need to stop spending money "nickle and diming" - on treats (london fogs and rocket donuts mostly)
I've gotten much better since we've moved into town. I'd like to cut back even more though.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:30 PM   #25
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We usually stay home on New Year's Eve. This year will be no exception. We usually eat chips and dip or crackers and cheese. When I have them I cook black-eyed peas at midnight. When we have the money we do a few fireworks. Of course we watch the ball drop in New York (on TV of course).

I have a couple weird things that I insist on for New Year's. We have to start each new year with freshly washed sheets and blankets on the bed, and we always start the new year with a new toothbrush. (Of course we also get new toothbrushes on April 1, July 1, and October 1--my own personal weirdness).

As far as resolutions, I don't really formally make them, but I do plan to continue to lose weight and get back to riding my exercise bike. I mapped out a route to my daughter's house (2,598.96 miles) and I am riding my exercise bike "to" her house. I have gotten away from it, but I intend to get back to it. I also have a FastTrack II which also shows the miles, so part of my trip may be "walking!" I made a chart that shows how far I still have left to go. I have only ridden 66 miles so far but if I get back into it like I mean to I should make a little better time. I thought doing it this way would make it a little more interesting than just riding the bike. I also ride while watching something I like on TV so it goes quickly.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:45 PM   #26
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As far as resolutions, I don't really formally make them, but I do plan to continue to lose weight and get back to riding my exercise bike. I mapped out a route to my daughter's house (2,598.96 miles) and I am riding my exercise bike "to" her house.
I love this idea Barbara!!! I am very goal-oriented so choosing a destination and then walking the necessary miles to get there would work for me. (I think I'll pick Cancun, though.) Thanks for sharing this - it sounds like it will be fun. Have a wonderful New Year!
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:11 PM   #27
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New Years Eve will probably be very low key as we are in MD right now and returning the day before - alot of clean up from Christmas when we get home. Maybe some junk food and thinkless tv or movies. As far as resolutions, I really don't make them. I like Barbara's "goal" - my goal, therefore, would be to TRY to get to church more often. I might attempt a prime rib for New Years Day - although everyone in my family eats beef well done and I refuse to ruin a prime rib like that so I'm not sure.......
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:12 PM   #28
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With any luck my son will have the night off and I will get to babysit (2 of my granddaughters and my grandson - in addition to my step-mom) while he and my DIL go out to party. We'll cook something together for supper, watch some TV, make some cookies, if it's a clear sky we'll break out the telescope and do some star gazing - or get on the radio and see if we can catch any satellite signals (the ISS would be a major coupe), then eat the cookies we made and have hot cider, spiced tea or cocoa to warm up - and watch the ball drop in NYC.

As for my resolutions - just one, the only one I know I can keep: I resolve not to make any resolutions!
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:31 PM   #29
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With any luck my son will have the night off and I will get to babysit (2 of my granddaughters and my grandson - in addition to my step-mom) while he and my DIL go out to party. We'll cook something together for supper, watch some TV, make some cookies, if it's a clear sky we'll break out the telescope and do some star gazing - or get on the radio and see if we can catch any satellite signals (the ISS would be a major coupe), then eat the cookies we made and have hot cider, spiced tea or cocoa to warm up - and watch the ball drop in NYC.

As for my resolutions - just one, the only one I know I can keep: I resolve not to make any resolutions!
That sounds like a great night. Enjoy!

dh is working, he will be up all night. This is our first new year's living in town. I don't know if they do fireworks on the bay or anything. It'll be a quiet night. Watch some tv, play on dc.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:58 PM   #30
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We don't usually go out, but this year we've been invited to a dinner party (our friends aren't cooking, they're having it catered) and one other couple, so we'll be a party of 6.
Many nice things associated with this.....it's within our condo...therefore no driving, the fact that these young people want to share this evening with us...."the old couple"....hahahahaha. As a host gift we're taking some ice wine and some of my home baked cookies....will have to nap that afternoon so that we can stay up for midnite....ROFL.....Happy New Year to everyone!!!....May you be healthy, wealthy and wise!!!!
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