Can you believe we are wrapping up the year already?  I keep forgetting not to blink, yet it appears I’ve blinked-away the whole entire year.  We’re still in Iowa, we won’t be hitting the road home until the day after we celebrate (yes, I know, we didn’t plan that one very well, did we?) so we’ll be pretty low-key with said celebrations.

Most likely we’ll toast in the new year – some of us with champagne, some of us with a nice cold glass of milk.  But we will toast it in.  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.

At least that’s what I think it was.  At any rate – here’s to you…and a great 2012.

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 New Year!


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  1. You have a wonderful celebration and a safe journey home.
    We just go out to dinner and toast each other there.
    We usually fall asleep before the ball drops!! Ha!
    No special toast though!

  2. I have to work. I work in a restaurant so I guess I will be bringing it in with all my best (strangers) friends. Watching them get drunk and then worrying all the way home about some crazy person hitting me. Ahhh well, at least I have a job, right?
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  3. This year does seem to have gone by fast but that is a good thing since it was filled with family heartache. I can’t wait for 2012 and it just has to be better. My son and his gf are bartenders at their 2nd jobs so we are planning on eating there so we can be with them. Happy New Year!
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  4. I hope you are enjoying the time with your family. Plans go awry eh 🙂

    We don’t have any special traditions of ringing in the new year. We’ll see the fireworks though, whether from our windows are driving out somewhere.

    Happy New Year to your dear!
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