What do you do for New Year’s?
The holiday brings out the cranky, middle aged me. We don’t go to parties – why risk the roads, and make arrangements for the kids and dogs should we decide to stay overnight? Plus, I rarely drink at all, alcohol is a migraine trigger for me.
So, we stay home, play board games, watch movies, and tune the tv to the crowd at Times Square when it nears midnight. We open a bottle of champagne, and I drink about 1/2″ worth. The last few years, our family has made fondue on New Year’s eve; cheddar beer fondue for a main course, and chocolate fondue for dessert. We get annoyed at the neighborhood fireworks; we live near a reservation, so they’re plentiful, and they stress the dogs and cost us sleep.
I gave the boys the option of going over to Seattle to the giant street party and fireworks display at the Space Needle, but they said they’d rather hang out at home, warm and dry.
On New Year’s day we take down the Christmas decorations and stow them away. My mom has an open house, but we were on the road so much at Christmas we’ll probably stay home for New Year’s day. (Plus, I’d just as soon not share my head cold with the world.)
I try not to make resolutions, nor dwell on the ones that I tried not to make last year.
What do you and yours do to celebrate the holiday?