OK my myLot friends - what are your plans for New Year's Eve?
December 27, 2016 7:09am CST
We are winding down 2016 - just a few more days until we welcome in a new year. When I was young New Year's Eve was a big party time for sure. Lots of them I don't remember much of I will admit...yes, I did my share of drinking. I don't partake any longer - I gave up the booze in the mid 80's and never looked back. Now that my husband and I are old, grey and tired...we can barely stay awake until 10:30 pm. I try to stay awake but it's a no go! I know the new year is coming and when I wake up New Year's Day it all happened anyway with us so not a big deal. When we lived in New Jersey in a big metro area the noise that went on could wake the dead...now we live in a dead area - out here in the boonies the farmers are sound asleep even earlier than we are! I predict a quiet, early night this coming Saturday.....we will be safe and sound - what about you....what are your plans for New Year's Eve? Photo: pixabay.com/en/anniversary-sparkling-wine-bottle-157238/
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• Bunbury, Australia
My parents never saw in the New Year when we were young. They were farmers and had cows to milk in the mornings. As teenagers and young adults we would party long and hard. We will be joining friends for four nights in a holiday house and will see in the New Year with them - if we last till midnight!
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• Boise, Idaho
We used have packages you could buy. Dinner, dancing, noise makers, etc. for a certain price. I did my share of drinking too. Not so anymore. I will be here watching New York count it down, then see it around the world later. I live on the edge of town so hopefully it won't be too noisy. I just hope that the customers across the street at Taco Bell don't get rowdy.
• United States
That one we went to was at a place that just hold banquests and things like New Year's Eve...I've blown a few noise makers LOL! When I was a kid we took the trash can lids and a wooden spoon and made racket at midnight - we never see or hear kids outside in daylight so I'm not expecting anything at night.
• Boone, North Carolina
@Marlina @AbbyGreenhill - I hear ya'll - even though I'm over most of the jet-lag, my circadian rhythm is sill set to the sun - as soon as it sets, my body gets tired & I'm barely able to stay awake, utter nonsensical phrases to whomever is lucky enough to be talking to me then. And in the mountains with the high ridges, sunset in this valley comes as early as 5:30! yes! Of course I wake up around 2-3 am.... sigh ... maybe in 2017 I'll stay up long enough for the 6'oclock news LOL
• Boone, North Carolina
@AbbyGreenhill Happy New Years! Sounds like a lovely way to spend the new year eve - in quiet company with the ones you love. The party years are long over for me too- nowadays a 'big party moment' is eating something delicious from 'home'. For 12 years I've celebrated New Years abroad - this year, I'm back in the USA and not quite sure what to do - I might just order a pizza & watch a movie :) and I'm sure I'll be making ZZZ's by mid evening as well :)