My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve~

I don't know what chip I am missing but it has never been my natural gut inclination to celebrate anniversaries, new years and different yearly events. Don't get me wrong..................I do them and do them well but I don't feel the strong, deep down feeling about it. I'm not big on dates, milestones or what not. I wonder what that is??????? I am a sentimental person when it comes to people and things associated with people but something is different in me when it comes to dates and repetitive events. Also I don't size things up like......................"whoa that year sucked" "I hope this next one is better". I am trying to figure all this out on this page. I seem to not be normal cuz everyone else does these things. There are 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days and 8568 hours in a year and I can't image calling a whole year bad. I live day to day and move forward. Maybe that helped me get through my childhood??? Any who sometimes I go out to have fun on New Year's Eve. This year I don't feel like it. So there won't be any:
Horns blowing at my house!

I might watch some of the shows and the ball drop!

I won't be having champaign, though it does look good;)

So whatever you are doing to bring in the new year..............
Have fun and be safe!

I love Wikipedia!

Read about how other countries celebrate New Year's Eve Here!

In the United States, New Year's Eve is a major social holiday. One of the top destination cities for New Year's Eve from 2003 to 2006 has been New York, according to[3] Las Vegas is also attracting a large number of New Year's Eve party goers with the famous Las Vegas strip being closed to vehicles and buses.
In the past 100 years the "ball dropping" on top of One Times Square in New York City, broadcast to all of America (and rebroadcast in many other countries), is a major component of the New Year celebration. The 1,070-pound (490 kg), 12-foot (3.7 m) diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered, starting at 11:59:00pm and reaching the bottom of its tower 60 seconds later, at the stroke of midnight (12:00:00am). This is repeated for all four time zones in the continental US. It is sometimes referred to as "the big apple" like the city itself; the custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.
From 1981 to 1988, New York City dropped an enlarged apple in recognition of its nickname. From 1972 through 2006, Dick Clark hosted televised coverage of the event called Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, shown on ABC, and now renamed Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest for the arrival of 2009. From 1956 to 1976 on CBS, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians serenaded the United States from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. The Royal Canadians continued on CBS until 1978, and Happy New Year, America replaced it in 1979, continuing until 1995. The song Auld Lang Syne has become a popular song to sing at midnight on New Year's Eve. Wiki
Love and Peace to you my friend!


Mental P Mama said...

Love and peace to you, my friend. All the best in '09.

Gail said...

Enjoy, however you want to celebrate.
Happy New Year!

Dana and Daisy said...

We don't celebrate so much, just reflect on the past year and wonder what the new one holds.

Carolynn said...

Nothing wrong with that approach. This year ended so badly for me that I admit it kind of soured the whole experience for me. You're right though. There were a lot of great times and wonderful experiences too. I'll be spending a quiet evening at home with my companion animals, watching a movie, and then curling up with my brand new calendar. I'm a partier, what can I say?! ;o)

Christy said...

I'm the same way. I always thought I was too lazy to make a big deal of dates, but maybe I just don't care? Today is just another day to me, no introspection or anything.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I'm at home too and not doing a lot either! Just a quiet evening at home! I think my DH is asleep on the couch right now!
Happy New Year my friend! Looking forward to another year of your friendship!

Jeannelle said...

Sitting here in the recliner, waiting to watch the ball drop!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Scrappy Girl said...

We celebrated. I am ready to start my resolutions NOW! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Just trying to catch up on my blog friends! I relate to you about not doing the dates and anniversary things... the whole year being bad things and all that! But we are not surprised at that are we? I miss getting on here and reading every day... and I see that you are kinda coming to that head too! I am really going to limit my time blogging this year, and have a select few blogs to visit. Yours my dear will be one of them!! I feel like we are old friends! Take care and be good to yourself. (((hugs))) and Happy New year!