Can you believe this is the final Friday of 2012? Bring it on, 2013. Once upon a time, before kids – we used to host or attend fun New Year’s Eve parties. When Princess Nagger was still young, the hubby was part of a band that played out on New Year at venues that allowed kids, so she was included (and we didn’t have to try to find a reliable babysitter). Then the band dissolved and we were once again left to our own devices.
Of course by then, Princess Nagger was old enough to stay up and ring in the New Year with us – sans the champagne, of course. We had fun making a night of it, and toasting in the New Year with a nice cold glass of milk. And cookies, naturally. I suspect, however, that this will be the scene happening on Monday night:
The last few years I’ve been the only one that actually stays awake past midnight to see the New Year arrive – both the hubby and Princess Nagger usually end up passed out on the couch. Lightweights. I like calling my family members on the West Coast at midnight my time and making up some fun story to ‘warn’ them about what might happen when they finally arrive at midnight 3 hours later. Besides, it’s kind of fun to be in the future and a whole new year while they’re stuck in the old year. I know, my brain works funny like that.
Maybe I’ll get lucky and the hubby will take a nap *cough*old man*cough* earlier that day so he’ll stay up late enough to help me toast in the New Year with an adult beverage – I do have champagne on hand just for the occasion, and Princess Nagger said she wants hot chocolate if she’s awake for the toast. Whether they’re awake or not, I’ll certainly be toasting it in – I’ll be sure to virtually toast with you, too.
Speaking of toasts (the celebratory kind, not the kind that comes out of a toaster) my best friend Peggy always had a fun toast – I liked it so much I had to have her write it down for me so I could memorize it. This is her toast:
Here’s to you and from you…
And to you again…
And if you get to it and don’t do it…
You’ll never get to it to do it again.
Pretty clever, no? Here’s to you…and a great 2013.
Which brings me to this weeks question(s):
How do you ring in the New Year? Do you have a special toast (or do you make special toast)?
(sorry, I couldn’t resist…)
Have a great weekend, and
Happy Aloha Friday!
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!
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