Champagne glasses clinking together.

A huge crystal ball slowing falling to a countdown.

The ways of ringing in the new year are as many and varied as the cultures in our world. And the traditions are sacred to those who repeat them each December 31.

In my home, dh and I will fix a special meal, or maybe go out to a favorite restaurant. Sometimes the whole family will share dinner, or lots of appetizers, and reminisce about the past twelve months. Then, as the time ticks away, we pop the cork on a bottle of champagne and count down the seconds to midnight–either in New York or Newfoundland, since making midnight Central Time has been beyond us for a lot of years. *giggle*

How about you? What traditions will you repeat this year? I’d love to hear about them.



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8 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!”

  1. The only iron-clad tradition is eating black-eyed peas and cornbread. While I’m not 100% certain that it brings good luck and money, I’m not homeless yet and that counts for a whole lot. Wishing you and your dh a very wonderful and blessed new year!

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!
    We almost always spend New Years Eve Quietly.
    And by QUIETLY I mean, come midnight, I’m sitting in a chair reading a book.
    My cowboy husband is sleeping and have been for three hours.

    I know, you’re all so envious of my glamorous life.

  3. Hi Tracy, happy new year to you and yours, filly sister! As younglings, we partied LOL but we’ve been real homebodies the last few years. This year, we’re going to our daughter’s and babysitting the two little grandguys (her baby boy and our son’s six year old son). Despite the age diff, they are such cute little pals. Tomorrow morning will be mimosas and watching the Rose Parade. Blessings!

  4. Tracy, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and all my filly sisters. Gary and I have never been huge New Year’s partyers, and I doubt that’s going to change at this stage of the game. LOL We have to both be careful about the drinking because of the meds we take, but I am going to have one tonight. I’m hoping that 2013 will be a wonderful year for everyone, filled with health and happiness.

  5. I’m with Linda, maybe because we’re from the same part of the country, but blackeyed peas is a must. Now my Daddy came from Ohio and he wouldn’t touch “cowpeas” … they were grown, according to him, to feed the pigs! But that didn’t keep Mama from fixin’ them every New Years Day. Good ol’ sweet Southern cornbread is also a must.

    Tracy, may you and all the other Fillies have a Happy, Happy New Year! Big hugs and much love, Phyliss

  6. We don’t do much on New Year’s Eve. My husband, daughter and her husband get up for work about 5AM daily, so their systems are geared for Early-To-Bed.
    I usually stay up to watch the ball come down in Time’s Square by myself, then go to bed.
    We get together on New Year’s Day. Everyone sort of comes and goes. We have drinks and snack type foods out all day – no real sit-down meal. We watch the parades, football games, play pool or board games. This year will be quiet. Our oldest daughter will not be coming over the mountain because of the weather. Our other daughter and her family leave that morning to head for Parris Island, S.C. Their oldest son will be graduating from Marine Boot Camp. That leaves our son who probably won’t want to spend much time with his boring parents, so it looks like we will have most of the day to ourselves.

    Have a great 2013.

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