I can’t believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve! Thank you so much for spending time here with us this year. Your stories in our comments section lift us up, and we appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to hang out here. Wickeds, do you have any New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day traditions?
Julie: They have evolved over time. These days New Year’s Eve is introspective. This year I’m planning on doing a vision board, having a nice meal, and toasting 2023. New Year’s Day is a family dinner of some sort, but VERY low key. I’m grateful that my nieces are home from college, and one of my nephews is visiting next weekend, so the holidays are being stretched out. Happy New Year to all!
Barb: Our weird New Year’s Eve tradition is to spend it in the Fort Lauderdale Hilton. Our lease in Key West starts January 1, and we drive down the Keys the next day. It used to be a luxurious celebration in the hotel with room service and cocktails, but as the pandemic and staff shortages have altered things, now it’s delivery pizza. Last year there was an amazing fireworks display all up and down the beaches of Fort Lauderdale which I could see from our hotel window.
Edith/Maddie: I live with a New Year’s Eve grouch, who goes to bed at the usual time (well before midnight). Some years I have gathered a group of women friends to play games and eat and share the celebration, but not this year. One tradition I follow is to put away Christmas – tree, decorations, the lot – before New Year’s Day. I like to start the year fresh, although I do leave the electric candles in the windows for another few weeks, because they light up the dark.
Liz: I’ve been enjoying making up new traditions pretty much every year over the past few years as things change! I usually like a low-key NYE though – snuggling with the furbabies and maybe doing a vision board.
Sherry: Like Edith, I’m usually up by myself ringing in the New Year. I always think I’ll make Hoppin’ John and greens for New Year’s Day, but I’ve only done it once.
Edith: Sherry, we could have a zoom champagne toast together!
Sherry: Great idea!
Readers: How about you? Do you have any New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day traditions?