Yep...I was asleep before midnight. And though my New Year was safe and cozy...it was a little lame. We really don't have any good traditions for New Years. Chuck wanted me to see if there are any good ideas out there to ring in the New Year. I think it is the one holiday that points out how different Chuck and I actually are. I think his dream New Year's celebration would be Times Square right in the middle of all the hubbub. I would rather be in a cozy cabin watching movies, somewhere they DON'T set off fireworks that scare the children.
We really don't have a good tradition for New Years. It seems that someone is sick (and in fact this year BOTH of the girls are sick). Or too tired. Or too busy to plan some kind of party. With kids, it is hard to stay up to midnight just to watch a ball drop on TV. Letting them stay up, just turns into cranky kids the next day. So our default was watching a movie and eating some lame, everyday food. I am sure Chuck was highly disappointed.
So...all that to say, do you have a good New Year's tradition? Family game night. Party with friends. Appetizers or fondue for dinner. Bang pots and pans around the yard at midnight. Bring on the ideas to inspire us.
Maybe next year we wont be in survival mode and we can get our act together to plan some kind of a shin-dig. Oh...and Happy New Year by the way.