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Happy New Year!

Every year in the middle of December we start asking ourselves the same question “What are we going to do this year for New Year’s Eve?”.  And every year we seem to draw a complete blank.  To be honest I am not a huge fan of NYE.  I put it in the same category as Valentine’s Day- a lot of hype and build up for one day that ultimately leads to a big let down and disappointment.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of holidays and fun celebrations I just find that New Year’s Eve seems to be a day that has added pressure to do something amazing.  I mean, you are saying goodbye to one year and ringing in a new one, hoping that the upcoming year will be an incredible one, even better than the last. Isn’t that why we make resolutions? To look at and learn from our mistakes from the past and try and work on making things better during the upcoming year?  It is like a fresh start, so to speak. And the question looms… how are we going to spend New Year’s Eve?

This year I feel like there is a bit of added pressure.  We now live in New York City, one of the most exciting places in the world, we should be able to find something absolutely mind blowing to do.  Yep, we probably could.  But I really have no desire to do so.  I will not be going to see the ball drop in Times Square (I will leave that to the younger and braver generation) and I will not be going out for a fancy expensive dinner. Those of us that have spent any time in the service industry know that it is not the night to visit a five star restaurant. It is too busy a night for impeccable service and detail to food.

Some of the best NYE parties I have every attended were spontaneous get togethers with good friends at the last minute.  In fact, I am really missing the gang in Findlay Creek today. I loved trudging through the snow to our neighbours house, bringing wine and food and dancing on the table until midnight and then collapsing back at home hoping and wishing the kids didn’t get up too early. We would all nurse our hangovers together at the park the next day 😉 That is MY idea of a wild and crazy New Year’s Party!

Dennis and I in our party hats NYE 2009

So, what ARE we doing New Year’s Eve?  Well, we had decided to stay home and hang out with the girls and watch the ball drop from a safe distance- our living room, when a last minute invite came our way.  Our good friends were married last year on this day and they have invited us to go with them to a small invite only party at a bar in Manhattan.  I have to admit, it was not really what I was planning on doing. Now, I have to go and find a dress, shoes and some tummy tucking stockings (all those Christmas treats) but I AM excited.  It is one of those spur of the moment “yes we will go” kind of adventures.  It promises to be a real grown up night out in the city! So, I will brush the negative New Year’s vibes off my shoulders, put my big girl party attitude on and dance the New Year in!  Wishing you all a fun and safe evening, no matter what you decide to do. Happy New Year!!! Oh, and I hope your kids sleep in 😉

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