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New Year's Eve Plans?
« on: December 31, 2019, 12:10:38 AM »
So what's everyone's plans for New Year's Eve?  I still haven't decided what the wife and I are going to get into.  Usually its with an old neighbor friend of our or last minute get-togethers.
Well whatever your doing, have a Happy New Year and be safe!
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 11:56:49 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 12:19:24 AM »
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 02:32:29 AM »

New Year's Eve is my last day for formal looking-back.  I watch a couple movies, whatever strikes my fancy - usually something sentimental.  I'll go to bed early and avoid the noise and the people who make it.


One New Year's Day, I'll take down the tree and put away the few decorations I keep - not many.  A few years ago, I tossed my tree, still fully decorated.  I did not have one for 5 or 6 years, I forget which.  For some reason I wanted one this year.  It wasn't much, small and imitation.  The cheap plastic ornaments were bought online from Big Lots.  Looked OK beside my permanent A Christmas Story Leg Lamp from outside the window.  Haven't decided if I'll keep the tree for next year.  There's room to stand it up in the garage 'til then.

That said, I had a terrific Christmas this year!  All the presents I selected for my favorite 2 pre-teens were BIG hits - and I managed to get just the right gift that an older friend needed to ease just a little of his physical pain in his last years.  Christmas doesn't get any better than that.


New Year's Day is a day for futuristic sci-fi.  Most futuristic fiction is pretty bleak.  I look around at what my generation is leaving today's young children and wonder which dystopic tale I'll chose to watch.


Hope you all have the New Year's eves and days that you want.  Reach only those goals that are best for you and get lots of grails at bargain prices.

May the next 366 days be a year you look back on with warm nostalgia at the close of next twelvemonth.
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 03:02:15 AM »
One New Year's Day, I'll take down the tree and put away the few decorations I keep - not many.  A few years ago, I tossed my tree, still fully decorated.  I did not have one for 5 or 6 years, I forget which.  For some reason I wanted one this year.  It wasn't much, small and imitation.  The cheap plastic ornaments were bought online from Big Lots.  Looked OK beside my permanent A Christmas Story Leg Lamp from outside the window.  Haven't decided if I'll keep the tree for next year.  There's room to stand it up in the garage 'til then.
May the next 366 days be a year you look back on with warm nostalgia at the close of next twelvemonth.

Glad to hear you decorated this year.  So many stories I've heard of people not decoration or depressed over the holidays.  I feel really bad for them.  Christmas is such a special time for me.  The nostalgia is a big player, and sometimes makes me depressed.  People also seem a lot nicer this time of year, so it kind of sucks to know most will go back to being their a$$hole selves. 
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 12:48:51 PM »
8 inches of snow shut down my New Years plans😯 Oh well, there’s lots of stuff to look forward to for the rest of the year😀
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 01:53:33 PM »
 I will seethe with anger watching the year in review. Then, I will try to forget our real monsters by watching movie monsters. Happy New Year, everybody!

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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
I took down the tree. 

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 09:52:47 PM »
I took down the tree.

I usually take mine down around January 6 or 7.  I like the lights on in my living room, especially when watching tv or reading.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 04:50:41 AM »
I usually take mine down around January 6 or 7.  I like the lights on in my living room, especially when watching tv or reading.

I'd keep it up all year, but it's a royal pain to store.  It goes in the rafters of the shed, and it's huge.  The sooner I get it up there, the happier I am.  haha

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 11:50:36 AM »
I kinda grew up with the idea that Christmas season started when Santa arrived at the end of the Macy Parade.  That's when my town finally turned on the lights that they had been installing on all the street light poles the week before.

Big time Christmas was the weeks before and after Christmas, because that was when I was off school.  The week before Christmas, all the kids delighted in telling each other, "See you next year."  Astonishingly, there were always a number of students who wore expressions of confusion on their faces as they slowly figured out that meant a mere two weeks.  One week of daily presents inventory to see who currently had the most (and taking the opportunity to squeeze and shake boxes like sideshow weight guessers); one week of uninterrupted play with the new toys before school enforced separation.
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Re: New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 10:42:01 PM »
I took down the tree.


I usually take mine down around January 6 or 7.  I like the lights on in my living room, especially when watching tv or reading.


Our old fibre-optic Xmas tree which we put up for the fourteenth year in a row is barely surviving the nightly depredations of Lucky the cat:



Initially he was limiting himself to taking down a decoration or three from the lower branches. In the past four mornings though The WOMAN has discovered him within the branches of the tree nestled up against the trunk from where he then defends his position! Meanwhile hundreds more of the fake needles are ending up on the floor each night and a few of the lowest branches are almost bare. We may have to take down the tree next week which will be earlier than we usually do.

Here are a few pictures from previous years of our Xmas tree:







Here's Deuce(R.I.P.) beside it:



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New Year's Eve Plans?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2020, 12:19:25 AM »

Initially he was limiting himself to taking down a decoration or three from the lower branches. In the past four mornings though The WOMAN has discovered him within the branches of the tree nestled up against the trunk from where he then defends his position! Meanwhile hundreds more of the fake needles are ending up on the floor each night and a few of the lowest branches are almost bare. We may have to take down the tree next week which will be earlier than we usually do.


Beautiful tree and cats!  My dog's tail usially takes down a couple decorations.  One year our lab took down the whole tree while chasing after a toy.  Since it was, and still is, a real tree, the water and needles were all over the place. Hahaha
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