How's your new year so far?

@1creekgirl (11500)
United States
January 2, 2018 12:09pm CST
I know, we've only had one day of 2018 so far, but I hope it's off to a good start for you. We had a wonderful New Year's holiday. We met five of our kids and grands at a resort condo in Myrtle Beach, SC to celebrate my birthday (Dec 29) and the holiday. This is the second year so I'm hoping it will be a tradition. The kids had gifts and a cake for me when we got there Friday night. The next day we went to our favorite giant seafood buffet. It's delicious, but you end up paying for a buffet that includes every food known to man when most people just want the seafood. The next day, our son, daughter and her husband went on a casino cruise for a few hours while my husband and I kept the 14 and 8 year old. We were looking forward to the fireworks from our balcony New Year's Eve, but they didn't happen! In the summer, the resort shoots fireworks every Saturday night, but a lot of places were having New Year's Eve parties and their own fireworks. We drove home yesterday (Monday) and went to a friend's house for her usual New Year's night supper. Happy New Year to all of you!
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@andriaperry (56590)
• United States
2 Jan
Happy Belated Birthday! What is the name of that seafood place? I may make a trip that way and I love knowing where to eat. My New year is good so far.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
It's called Original Benjamin's Calabash on 9593 N Kings Hwy. My family loves the crab legs (I don't), but the rest is good. I think it has a 170 item buffet, but so much of it isn't seafood, so the price is high if all you want is seafood. I'd like to find a good, less expensive seafood restaurant with fewer items, but really good seafood.
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@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
2 Jan
It sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. My New Year's like so many others, is cold. I go back to work tomorrow.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
Stay warm if you can as you go back to work.
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@Kandae11 (40406)
2 Jan
Happy New year. Everything is fine so far.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
Hope your whole year will go well!
@JohnRoberts (61352)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jan
You enjoyed a terrific holiday weekend. Now it's back to routine life!
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
Yeah, back to our routine. Although, being retired is a pretty good routine, actually!
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@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
3 Jan
Happy Belated birthday!! Yesterday my pipes froze and my mother fixed them today. Happy New Year!!
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
Thank you. Glad you got the pipes fixed. Did you get snow?
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@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
4 Jan
@1creekgirl no. I saw on Facebook that people in SC and Georgia did, but not here thank goodness.
@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Jan
Oh a giant seafood buffet sounds so wonderful. Our family just loves seafood.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
Like I told Andria, if you go to Myrtle Beach, there are lots of good seafood restaurants. Original Benjamin's seems to be one of the most popular, but unless you want dishes other than the seafood, it doesn't seem worth the price to me. I want to research some other places and see if I can find something I'd like better.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jan
@1creekgirl Oh we love Myrtle Beach, our favorite is Crabby Mike's. There is so much to choose form.
@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
3 Jan
Aside from a deep cut on my thumb, everything's doing good since. Belated happy birthday and a happy New Year to you, too!
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
Oh my, did you get it stitched up? Bad way to start the new year, but happy rest of the year!
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@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
4 Jan
No, just a gauze. It's healed now. Thanks!
@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
3 Jan
So fat 2018 has been mostly good.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
I hope this will be a really special year for you and your family, Courtney.
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
3 Jan
@1creekgirl thank you
@Platespinner (17047)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Jan
What a great way to spend the end of the year! I missed having all of my kids underfoot!
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
Was that some of the older ones who weren't there? Our two oldest grandkids couldn't be here for Christmas this year, so it really is special when everbody is here.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jan
@1creekgirl My oldest is in Germany, number 3 is in Atlanta for the Passion conference (she was with us for Christmas, but not New Years).
@kobesbuddy (52940)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Jan
You had a wonderful Birthday, Christmas, and New Years celebration, with your family and friends! Yes, to have that as a tradition, would be something fun to look forward to:)
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
I hope after two in a row that they'll keep up the tradition!
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@kobesbuddy (52940)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Jan
@1creekgirl Yes, that's something wonderful for you to look forward to, each year:)
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@jstory07 (69265)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jan
It sounds like you had a really good New Years Day. Happy Birthday to you.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
3 Jan
Thanks, Judy. It really was nice.
• United States
2 Jan
Happy New Year! Happy birthday! Sounds like your new year is off to a good start. So far all is going well with me too
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
We'll pray for each other to have a great year.
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@sharon6345 (135893)
• United States
2 Jan
that was nice for sure. i am sick
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
I sure hope you'll soon feel better, Sharon. Stay warm as you can.
@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
2 Jan
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. This does sound like a tradition to keep.
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@1creekgirl (11500)
• United States
2 Jan
Maybe we'll get to do that again next year.
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@BelleStarr (39623)
• United States
5 Jan
Happy Birthday a little late, we went out to dinner with our daughter and her husband on New Year's Eve and then packed, not too exciting.
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@snowy22315 (51278)
• United States
4 Jan
It sounds like fun. New Years has been OK so far. I am not complaining..although I do wish it would warm up a bit.
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@marlina (76765)
• Canada
2 Jan
Happy New Year !
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