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Thread: I don't get New Year's Day being such a big holiday

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    I guess it marks another year the world made it but I don't get the big holiday hoopla. Most local government here was closed Thursday and Friday. Most businesses closed at noon Friday. I need a prescription filled and the pharmacy was closed today (Friday). New Year's Eve has become dangerous in my area. Drunk drivers, teens out of control, so many fireworks the police can't make it to every complaint in neighborhoods. There is some good in it if you need extra cash. When I was divorced I use to make enough money baby sitting on New Year's Eve to make my house payment. DD is charging $40 per child to stay overnight at her house and she said she will have more then enough to pay a year's car insurance which is due in Jan. :-D

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    I think it's a holiday that started as a way to get thru the long hard winters......or maybe by parents that are thrilled to have the Christmas holiday over with.

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    I'm with you BellaBoo.

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    Happy New Year to everyone

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    I don't get it either. I asked my daughter not to come home tonight. Is too crowded. She has to come by Times Square and is ridiculous the amount of people on the street to see a light ball drop and the majority of them will not even see it. She is much safer staying home. I was at Penn Station at 6:00PM and couldn't get out of there fast enough. The trains were packed. I needed to go to the pharmacy after, no way! Everything closed. Everything was open on Christmas Eve!

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    I agree. DH n I went to eat at outback and were gonna go to mall and do a little shopping (anniversary tomorrow) and the mall was closed already!! Not even 7PM!!

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    My DH and I rented a movie from redbox (Prince of Persia) and while he is getting over a cold and I am coming down with a cold we had cheese and crackers for dinner and have fireworks to shoot later and even have sparkling white grape juice to drink with each other at Midnight :)

    He has to be at work at 6am tomorrow morning ... soooo yeah ...

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    we're not big on the holiday either......dh is already asleep and the only reason I am up is the kids wants to watch the ball drop and they have to do that in our bedroom cause its the only tv with an antenna. The older girls both went out to hang out at friends houses tonight and both are sleeping over so they don't have to drive later tonight. I do remember years though where I would have thought I'd died if I had to stay home for New year's eve....

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    nothing special here for us either. I went to watch night service at church, ate some dinner afterwards and came back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    My DH and I rented a movie from redbox (Prince of Persia) and while he is getting over a cold and I am coming down with a cold we had cheese and crackers for dinner and have fireworks to shoot later and even have sparkling white grape juice to drink with each other at Midnight :)

    He has to be at work at 6am tomorrow morning ... soooo yeah ...
    I loved that movie. Jake G. Is very easy on th eyes! *giggle*

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    Maybe it's big because there are so many people just looking for any reason to party. I'm too boring for that :)

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    We stay home too - we watched a movie and ate chocolate dipped strawberries and M&Ms. Nice quiet evening.

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    we dont do anything special here

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    Nothing special for me either. Watching 3 dgs's (2, 4 & 6) while my DD went to my sister's to spend the evening with her cousin and DIL went to her parents. Both won't be home until morning. Son is at work in the rigs and won't be home for a couple of weeks. Never really was interested in partying on New Year's Eve. Have to go to my parents tomorrow for Dad's BDay.

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    By the time New Year's comes around, I'm exhausted from the past month of holidays - eating too much junk food, sleep schedule off, traveling more than usual, etc. I usually don't have energy left for New Years. A quiet night at home with DH. I just made a big pot of "left-overs soup." We'll eat that tomorrow.

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    We're watching a Marx Brothers marathon. Love those goofy guys!! :D
    I do like the idea of a brand new year though, like a clean slate :)
    Happy New Year, everyone!!

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    we don't do anything special, but happy new year to you all anyways.

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    Today is my boss's birthday. They were friends for years before I started working for them. Anyway, they have a huge home and always have a party on New Years Eve, in honor of John's birthday. There is no alcohol except for a sip of champagne at midnight. It is full of all my friends from church and we eat and talk an have all kinds of games going, ie Apples to apples, domino's, scrabble, rummykub, all kinds of fun stuff. The house is large enough that when we all had teenagers they could fit about 60 of them upstairs in their bonus room.
    Unfortunately our head pastor asked my DH to plan a movie and party at the church for tonight. He will be there and I will be with all of our friends. I will probably go over there so I can kiss him at midnight. The church is basically across the street and my friends are only about 2 miles down the road, all in town streets. (the main one runs right past the police station)

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    Like the thought of Ends and Starts, and a no stress have to be somewhere, bring something, Holiday.

    Works well for the calendar also :) Could you imagine tring to keep up with Day 5,555,555,555,555 :)

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    I still love New Years To me it is a family event usually we have a fondue or some kind of snack thing in the evening and on Jan 1 we have a big family meal and make a lot of phone calls to friends and family not here to wish them a safe and Happy New Year! It's sort of a chance to be optimistic and make a new start!

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    Oh those were the days,,,,dancing on the tables,,,real orchestras,,,,,BYOB,,,,,breakfast at 2:00am,,,,ring in the New Year!!!! YEP!!! Those WERE the days!!! LOL
    Now it's just phone calls at 12:02 from the kids wishing us Happy New Year!!! Yep,,,,,those WERE the days!!! AAHHHH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Oh those were the days,,,,dancing on the tables,,,real orchestras,,,,,BYOB,,,,,breakfast at 2:00am,,,,ring in the New Year!!!! YEP!!! Those WERE the days!!! LOL
    Now it's just phone calls at 12:02 from the kids wishing us Happy New Year!!! Yep,,,,,those WERE the days!!! AAHHHH!!!!
    Hahahaaaa that is us 'cept I'm calling my parents at 12:01. Sending txts to everyone else!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Oh those were the days,,,,dancing on the tables,,,real orchestras,,,,,BYOB,,,,,breakfast at 2:00am,,,,ring in the New Year!!!! YEP!!! Those WERE the days!!! LOL
    Now it's just phone calls at 12:02 from the kids wishing us Happy New Year!!! Yep,,,,,those WERE the days!!! AAHHHH!!!!
    Sounds familiar....did get a call at 6:01 pm from youngest DD wishing my a happy New Year! :shock: Took me a little to remember that Paris, France is 6 hours ahead of us! She saw the New Year with friends in Paris and was standing under the Eiffel Tower when she called...brat! :-)

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    It's all on your own perspective :!:

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    I enjoy New Years day...just hanging out with family...the men watch football all day, the kids play in the basement, and the women sit in the kitchen and talk all afternoon.

    It's a do nothing day...but it's all good because it's with family.

    We always get a 6ft sub from subway and then munch on it all day...so there is no cooking!

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