Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eves Past and Non-Resolutions

We've gotten to the stage in our lives that we don't do anything spectacular to celebrate New Year's Eve. In fact, I'm usually in bed and asleep long before the clock strikes twelve.

When hubby was still in the Seabees he was gone a lot of New Year's Eves. The big treat for the kids was root beer floats and watching scary movies. Sometimes I took care of all the neighbors' kids too and it was like a giant slumber party.

When he was home, we had New Year's Eve parties at our house. In fact, we used to have parties at our house all the time. When we lived in Oxnard we had a great party room with plenty of space for dancing.

One year we went to a formal party in the Bard Mansion on the U.S. Seabee Base in Port Hueneme. I don't remember a lot about it except for some of the people we went with and that the dinner was wonderful. The Bard Mansion is supposed to be haunted, but I didn't see any ghosts that night.

After we moved to Springville and had our licensed care facility, we always celebrated New Year's with the women we cared for by having special treats to eat and a great movie to watch--but no one ever made it to midnight.

This is also the time of year when people make New Year's Resolutions, but I'm going to pass. I quit smoking years ago. I'm not going to try to lose weight, after all, I'm a Great Grandmother, I'm supposed to be nice and soft for the great-grandkids to cuddle up with. I could resolve to be nicer, but I'd probably break that one right away.

I think I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing, loving my husband and family, writing my books, and as long as I'm able, traveling around to promote them.

Happy New Year's everyone, and I wish you all that you hope for.

Marilyn

2 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Happy New Year! I rarely make it to midnight and haven't for years.

Mason Canyon said...

I barely make it past midnight now. Hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year.

Mason
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