Monday, January 4, 2016

It's Really January 2016

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Can you believe it? The weather has finally decided it's winter.  Before the weather turned there were Crab Apple Trees trying to blossom. Poor things.

How did you spend New Years?  Ours was zany but fun.  We did our weekly pilgrimage to Walmart for groceries, along with half the other people in town, and picked up games to play. We entertained ourselves with Yahtzee and a Memory Game with Disney characters for age 3 and up.  Just let me say, we have no memory:) Have you ever played it? It has seventy-two cards that are laid face down and you have to match the figures.  The person who ends up with the most cards win.  We found ourselves picking up the same cards over and over again.  Lots of head slap moments. After three rounds we decided to give our poor overworked brains a break and watch some mindless TV. The HH counted down the last eleven minutes, EVERY minute. At midnight we had our toast then I toddled off to bed.  Oh yes, and I colored in my adult coloring book:) Beat that for wild and crazy.  Yes, the chandeliers remained in tact.
What did you do to celebrate? We want to hear all about it.

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  1. Sounds like a fun evening. My grandchildren were always much better at memory than I was! I spent New Year's Eve with a good book. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. If you had a good book you were in great company:)
      Hugs,

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  2. New Years Eve? A book and bed. The New Year found its way in without me. My partner was away and I loved the down time.

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    1. Rest and relax with a book, sounds wonderful to me.

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  3. it means we'll soon again be a year older!

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    1. When's your bday, Dez? I'm going to be a little more mature in a couple of weeks:)

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  4. You braved Walmart? Now that is just nuts. You wild and wacky people.
    We played games that night as well. And watched a really crappy Bowl game. It's tradition.

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  5. spouse and I had finger food and booze and naps before midnight. we had big band music on the radio. I spoke by telephone to several of my boyfriends. the ball dropped and we went to bed.

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    1. Sounds like my kind of New Year's Eve:)

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  6. I hope you have a blessed year!

    My year was quiet. Mostly reading. :-)

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    1. Quiet and reading are good:) I'm counting on the year being a good one for us all.

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  7. We ordered Chinese food. Then the 4 of us went separate ways. The girls went to their rooms to Skype and text friends. Himself and I went to our room to watch TV. He fell alseep at 10 pm with instructions to wake him before midnight. At 11:45 pm I woke him up. He opened a bottle of sparkling grape juice and poured glasses. We gave the girls a 2 min. warning. We gathered in our bedroom, watched the ball drop and the countdown. Toasted each other and then Himself and I went to bed. The girls usually stay up until quarter past stupid.

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    1. Heh heh. Quarter past stupid. Love it.

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  8. Hi, dear Sandra!

    Happy New Year! That game you played must have been similar to Concentration, the television game show hosted by Hugh Downs. Yes? No?

    Mrs. Shady and I spent the night at home and watched the ball drop in Times Square. Seconds later we heard popping sounds outside and went out to the deck where we were treated to a spectacular fireworks display a couple of miles away. It was a clear and balmy night and a happy and memorable experience.

    Have a wonderful week and year, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. Oh fireworks at midnight. How perfect! Do you live on the water?

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    2. Close enough. Especially if you're a crow. Sorry had to say that. Seriously, sounds lovely.

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  9. Memory game I'm great at haha I went to bed, that count?

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    1. Why doesn't it surprise me, you'd be good at memory games? And I say that with much respect.

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  10. Hi, Sandra. Happy New Year!

    DH and I have a New Year's Eve tradition of having a late night lobster tail dinner by candlelight then watching the ball drop together. After that we have our champagne toast and usually toddle (I like that word, LOL) off to bed around 12:30 or 1:00 AM

    I can't believe it's 2016. May it be a great one!

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    1. That sounds very nice, Mae. I trust 2016 will be a great one:)

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  11. On New Years I went for a walk with a friend, we stopped in at McDonald's for breakfast. In the afternoon we did a family visit to my mother in law's to celebrate her Jan 4 birthday, all good.

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    1. Oh sorry that was New Year's Day

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    2. It sounds like a fun, peaceful New Year's Day.

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  12. Our cherry tree always blossoms in December too, instead of March, poor thing!
    New Year's Day weather was abominable for us, so we enjoyed time at home with our cats. Happy 2016

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    1. Trees and plants....they get so confused.

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    2. But then so do I. grin. Glad you and the cats had a great New Year.

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  13. DH and I watched old, and I do mean OLD, Bob Hope Christmas specials he did for all the troops during the 70s. Quiet evening, but enjoyable.
    Happy New Year!!

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    1. Can't beat Bob Hope, class and comedy and wasn't that great that he always entertained the troops at Christmas. Maybe not so much for his family though.

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  14. We stayed home for New Year's...best way to celebrate! In fact, I think we were in bed by 10:30. It's definitely cold here. I had to go get my car battery checked at Advance Auto Parts and I felt so bad when it failed the check and the woman had to go get another battery and install it in the cold. I wouldn't have felt as bad if it had been a man...that's weird, isn't it?! Equal rights and all.

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    1. Oh I agree, much better to have a macho male in cold weather installing the battery. At least if they're cold, they'll pretend the weather's not bothering them:)

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  15. My hubby and I actually went to his sister's and her spouse for New year's. We had a lovely dinner and played Cards Against Humanity-a very funny, very politically incorrect game. We watched the ball drop and then saw Fergie behaving like a 15 yr old idiot. You have to google it just to see how bad she was. I am glad you had a great time and , yes, I have played that game and felt old:)

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    1. Sounds like a fun evening. I'll have to check out Fergie.

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  16. Sounds like the perfect New Year' s Eve.
    I love the game of Memory. You can also play it on the computer, and you can start with twelve cards (and I can still get it wrong, haha!).

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    1. Hmmm, MAYBE we could have handled twelve cards. grin.

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  17. We'll have a brief moment of silence for having to work on New Years. Where do you work, Adam?

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  18. Hey Sandra. :) How's it going, girl?
    Hope we see each other even more this year. :)
    And let's make it a good one. All the best!

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    1. How are you, FS? Sounds like a plan:)

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  19. My son was given Yahtzee for Christmas. I'd never played it before.

    Happy New Year!

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  20. I love Yahtzee....when the dice are hot:)
    Did you like it?

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  21. Great start to the New Year Sandra, enjoyed the read.
    Yvonne.

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  22. Thanks, Yvonne. Hope you had a good one.

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