The ever so delightful Ms. Sandi over at Holding Patterns ask me what I will be doing New Year's Eve. Over the years we have attended fancy dances and had breakfast at 2 a.m., gone to the beach to celebrate, participated in an all night New Year's Eve tennis marathon, and even been at Times Square in New York city to watch the ball drop with a gazillion other people....that was madness I tell ya'. One New Year's Eve my father was gravely ill and I had no desire to party that year. All our friends had invited us here and there but I turned them all down preferring to stay home that night. About 9 p.m. the doorbell rang and there stood a large group of friends bringing with them games, music and a picnic, all to cheer me up. I think that is my most special one. This year I plan to just get cozy in my favorite chair by the fire, all dressed up in my new, very formal black and white shopping pajamas and comfy black slippers Kat gave me, have a glass of Electric Reindeer, toast my husband and watch the family home movies we made all year. Yep...sounds like a plan to me and a good one at that.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the beautiful blogging friends I have met this year and I look forward to meeting many more in 2008. For one is silver and the other is gold.


Alison Gibbs said...

Lynn, that sure does sound like a plan - a really good one. One I might try myself.
What wonderful memories of the New Year's Eve your friends came around to cheer you up - true friends indeed.
Wishing you a happy New Year.

Back Through Time said...

I think your New Year's eve sounds lovely!! I hope it is a very cozy one for you:-)Mine will be cozy too but no home movies, just cocktails and some Scrabble in my jammies by the fireplace.
Happy New Year sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn, are you sitting there in old shoes.....what about your new ones?

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn, that has made us teary, happy teary if you know what we mean!! Such loyal and kind friends :) You plan sounds like bliss to us!! We adore your Blog and look forward to 2008, Happy New Year Lynn! Jenn and Jacqui

Anonymous said...

I hear you girl.I wanna be at home maybe asleep by 12. All I have had on my mind is home,family and simple life this year.
Happy New year

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Ok Lynn, I have two questions....where did the marvelous striped jammies come from and what is an Electric Reindeer?

I hope you have a FABULOUS 2008!
p.s. that marathon all night tennis tournement sounds like fun!

Naturegirl said...

Hello Lynn: I have seen your smile around blogsville so here I am introducing myself to you! I broke my ankle 2 weeks before Christmas so I shall be sitting out this New Years Eve also with feet up and movies playing!
Wishing YOU a bright Happy New Year
filled with peace love inspiration and many blessings. NG

Sandi McBride said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOPPING PAJAMAS!!! I haven't even read anyone else's comments, had to get that out of my systme! I love the shoes too, but then I'm a shoe fiend kind a girl...back in the day I had a closet full of heals, then when I went to work I had loads of boots...not your mama wears army boots, but mama drives with blue lights boots, lol...now it's sandals and houseshoes...but I do love those Pajamas!!! Happy New Year, I know it's going to be a good one...I just have that feeling. Thanks for sharing those wonderful adventures with us...and the personal worries, too...what we be without our friends? Here's a toast...I'm raising my glass...to happier times and a very fine lass...

Elzie said...

Oh you have your lovely payamas LOL. Hope you can get cosy in it and spend a nice evening with your hubby.
And of course I will wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008. Hope to be able to visit more then.
Love Elzie

Elzie said...

Oh, you look adorable in your payamas and with the slippers hanging LOL. Hope you get a cosy evening tomorrow with your hubby. I sure will!
Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008.
Love Elzie

Janet said...


That story reminds me of one of my favorite children's Christmas books, Bialosky's Christmas. He prepares a wonderful party, but forgets to invite his friends. They show up anyway because they are worried about him. I just love the sentiment and I am glad your friends were there for you.

Susie Q said...

I love those pjs AND that chair and pillow. Perfect!
What a sweet story you posted today...

I too love Bialosky's Christmas that Janet talked about...

Meeting you this year was one of my blessings! You are such a special person.

Happy 2008 to you Lynn. Blessings to you and your loved ones.


Sandy said...

Be over with my slippers..ready to ring the new year in...

blessings said...

I thinking along the same lines. Fire in fireplace, a good movie (or maybe just some good music), my hubby, our dreams... Happy New Year. Blessings.. Polly

bj said...

A very happy new year to you, as well.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!

May your new year be filled with wonderful blessings and joys!!


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That sounds like the perfect New Year! I always celebrate when they drop the peach in Atlanta... that is just one hour sooner that I can get to bed.=D

I hope that isn't a sign that I'm getting older.

Kissing of the Frogs said...

Ok, first of all...you go girl with those fancy pj's and slippers - first class gal I can tell! Your evening sounds just perfect to me. We're not doing anything either...so we'll be home with our boys this year..and frankly there's no place I'd rather be than home with my husband and boys. Happy New Year! CHEERS!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Happy New Year Lynn!!

Unknown said...

That sounds like the PERFECT New Year to me Lynn! Chad and I always stay home too. It is so much safer! We curl up under a blanket and watch a scary movie with champagne. Nothing is better in my opninion!

I hope you have the best year ever!
Love ya,

CIELO said...

Blessings to you and yours during 2008, my dear Lynn.

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland.


Sherry said...

Lynn, stopping in to wish you a very Happy New Year filled with love, laughter, good health for all and an abundance of inspiration.

Nan said...

Please stop by my blog. I'm having a party for a friend of yours. Smiles,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ahh, we will be enjoying the same in front of a cozy fire...in our jammies too of course LOL.



PAT said...

Happy New Year Lynn!


Sandi McBride said...

Happy New Year!!!! See you next year!

Adla said...

Hi Lynn,
sounds like you had a good plan to welcome the new year.
I wish you a Happy New Year filled with much creativity and joy. Cheers to 08'.

xoxox Adla

Michele said...

A Very Happy New Year Lynn! Your P.J.'s are adorable and you really had the right idea on how to spend New Years Eve.
I wish you much joy,health and prosperity in 2008.

Esther Sunday said...

Happy New Year, my friend! love, esther

Mary said...

That sounds like the perfect celebration to me, although I have no idea what an Electric Reindeer might be!

Wishing you a bright and happy new year!

Dee said...

Hope you had a wonderful evening and an even better day today. I went SHOPPING - what a way to start the year.

I'm having so much fun with all of this - I even added your site as a link on my blog. I'm starting to get the hang of this blogging thing.

Much love and Happy New Year! I look forward to "spending time" with you this year...
Dee Dee

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