December 29, 2008

Ah, we are approaching the year 2009!

Happy New Year Champagne

New Year's Kiss

I hope all of you had a deLIGHTful Christmas and that all your secret wishes were fulfilled with the enchantment of Christmas which was all yours to treasure. For some of us, it was a painful Christmas and just waited for the day to come and go quickly.

Next week, we will begin to start writing 2009 on all of our correspondence and writing 2009 on our checks. I recall as a child, it seemed to frighten me every year when the digits changed on the calendar. Strange for a young girl to be frightened of that. As an adult, it frightens me even more but I know why now at an older age.

I read somewhere that many people call New Years Day...."Good Riddance Day" which they celebrate in mashing a year’s worth of bad hairstyles, loathed music, fashion disasters and regretted romances into an unrecognizable pulp of bad karma and negative vibes. Well, I guess that is when people decided to make their New Year's resolutions and to start off the new year with a positive attitude to get rid of all the negative vibes from the year just past.

Every year, millions and millions of eyes from all over the world are focused on the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. Is it really made of Waterford Crystal???? Don't you think that in today's devastating economy.....we should not use Waterford Crystal for the New Year's Ball this year?

We all anxiously wait for the clock to start at 11:59 p.m. when the Ball begins its descent, as millions of voices start to count down the final seconds of the year, and celebrate the beginning of a new year full of hopes, challenges, changes and dreams........mostly dreams!

I prefer to be at home watching the ball come down. I recall when I was young, I used to love to find that perfect cocktail dress and attend the best parties celebrating the New Year. As I got older, I realized that I would rather be home then be on the roads with the amateur drunks that abuse the beautiful celebrations of welcoming in a New Year.

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I believe that you should be ridding yourself of bad habits and you shouldn't have to wait for New Years to start doing it. New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a time to reflect on the changes we want and/or more importantly need to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

The resolutions for many are usually the same every year, diet, stop smoking, exercising, etc. All of which do not require a New Year to begin to start living a healthy lifestyle.

So, do you make New Year's Resolutions? Are they usually the same ones year after year? I know Jimmy Sullivan will be out in Area 51 how are the rest of you celebrating in the new year?


  1. It will be a quiet night for me with the tv. 'On Ya'-ma

  2. hope you check my siggy post today, one haas your name on it! so snag away. lol

  3. Debbie and I are staying home reveiwing the year with a little food and some drinks

  4. As usual, i'll stay home. New Mexico has a BIG alcohol problem here, so even when it's not a holiday, i stay home. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  5. keeping at home love.too many bloody idiots on the roads as you say.they bad enough sober,never mind having drink into new years resolution is to try and make more time for me.that should get broken around the 2nd of take care rose,love mort xx

  6. I agree that we should practice every day what we would premise to think about for the new year.

  7. Rose, what a great entry! A wonderful reflection on looking at the past year, but looking forward to the coming year.

    I don't do resolutions, either, and don't wait for New Year's if I need to make a change. I'm also with you on the going-out thing. I've done plenty of that in the past, but have no desire to be out and about on New Year's Eve!

    Love the picture of you and your friend--glad to hear you had such a wonderful time!

    Love, Beth

  8. I agree with your resolutions theory. I think we are staying close to home its safer that way.

  9. I agree with you, New Year's Eve is amateur night, so I always stay relatively close to home. I have no idea where I'm going, but then again, I never do. Have a safe and happy New Year.


    P.S. nice picture of you and Laurie. Stayed out late, did we? I had a catered affair once but her boyfriend came home.

  10. I like spending the night at home with hubby and the kids, watching the ball drop.

    Happy New Year!

  11. Great entry! I whole haerted ly agree we should start each day as if it were a new beginning. I may have a glas of wine witht e nighbor. We have a drink together once aweek or so. I don't plan on staying long though (He gets on my nerves after an hour or 2). No iddy, kissy.

    I am trying to htink if I've regret any relationships, or anything I've done. Hmmm? Not really. I did learn some new things about life. That is a good hting, right?