Friday, January 01, 2010

Twenty Ten

Happy New Year!!! It's so hard to believe that it's 2010! Doesn't it seem like just a moment ago when so many people were fearful about the 1999-2000 changeover? That Y2K panic? Well, not only did we survive that transition, we survived the past 10 years. And there's always something to look forward for the next 10 years, opportunities to make changes for the better, to continue growing and learning.

Well, Jimmy and I couldn't have rung in the new year any better. It's awesome to be able to start a new year with the dearest of friends.

We went to dinner at the Bowens and stayed till the clock struck midnight.We played several rounds of Apples to Apples - so fun, especially when I was the judge and my word was "Spicy" and someone put down "Keanu Reeves". So funny! Miss A won that green card, heehee!!

It was the 1st time Miss A stayed awake all the way till midnight! So exciting to be able to celebrate with her. Sweet Prince W almost made it, but fell asleep while we watched tv and was out cold around 11:40pm. He got so close!

How did you ring in the New Year?

Growing up, my mom had a few New Year's traditions/superstitions. The 1st was to always make sure the house was clean then your house would be clean the whole year. Um. I so did not follow that tradition. Ever. Right now, I have shipping boxes piled in the living room that need to be cut down for recycling. Dishes in the sink. Piles of paper everywhere.

Another one of her traditions/superstitions was to not spend any money on New Year's Day otherwise you'll be spending money throughout the whole year. This one I'm pretty good at following. Mostly because I just like staying home on New Years Day.

She had another tradition of eating rice or beans or leafy greens. I can't remember which, but I think it's suppose to bring you luck and health. I don't adhere to any food related traditions today. I'm making turkey tacos for dinner...there can't be any significance to that.

Do you have any New Year's traditions?
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3 comments:

rosemary said...

No traditions now....when I was a kid I struggled to stay awake and then at midnight my mom and I would go out and bang pans together. Happy New Year Madeline and Jimmy....love to you both.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I love those traditions/superstitions and might just incorporate them myself.

At our house, we simply eat cabbage and black eyed peas prepared by my folks, but I'd like to start some new traditions to kick the year off right.

zann said...

we always ate black eyed peas on New Years to bring wealth.. don't think it ever worked. I tried eatting them this year just to see if I still disliked them... I do. Jay and I also stay up to kiss it in, but then go right to bed afterward. Once upon a time we went to parties.