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#MicroblogMondays 175: Celebrating the Year

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On the last day of the year, I cleaned up my to do list and got ready for the work week.  I played a lot of Shuffle Cats, crossword puzzles, solitaire, and Sudoku.  We watched the first Lord of the Rings movie because we missed our yearly tradition of watching all three films between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  We ate appetizers for dinner.

I never got out of my pyjamas.

It doesn’t look very exciting when you write it out like that, but it was the perfect way (for me) to spend the last day of the year.  Nothing big.  Nothing grand.  No champagne or fancy party.  Just everyone piled into a bed, eating chocolate, fighting orcs, and waiting for the ball to drop.

How did you mark the last day of 2017?


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1 Mali { 01.01.18 at 5:51 am }

Sounded like a nice day! I edited photos, then visited the elderly in-laws and did some cleaning whilst Ther husband tidied their garden. Not exciting at all! So when we got home we at least opened a bottle of bubbly.

2 a { 01.01.18 at 8:12 am }

I cleaned a bit. I made a bunch of appetizers, then my daughter and I braved the cold to go to a party for a couple hours. When we got back, she went to bed, and my husband and I watched a movie that ended just in time to see the replay of the ball drop (no exciting, televised, local NYE broadcasts in our area. 😥). Then we went to bed. It was nice.

3 Isabelle { 01.01.18 at 11:15 am }

We packed up for the twins’ first road trip. We did have champagne after the babies went down but we went to bed early. Nothing fancy.

4 Shail { 01.01.18 at 12:50 pm }

Sounds like a perfect day to me! 🙂 I lazed around. It was my last chance to do that in 2017, lol.

5 Chris { 01.01.18 at 4:14 pm }

I watched football during the day- had to see my beloved niners in their last game of the year. Then I went to a party at a friend’s house coming back just in time to watch the ball drop with hubby who was working.

6 loribeth { 01.01.18 at 6:58 pm }

Not the way I wanted. :p I was hoping dh & I could do dinner & a movie with BIL & SIL — we did it last year & had a really good time.
But I caught a bad cold on Boxing Day & it has been kicking my butt for the past week. I haven’t been out of the house in three days, and I was in bed by 10:30 last night. Oh well.

7 Chandra Lynn { 01.01.18 at 7:32 pm }

Spent the day with my guys doing the typical Sunday things. Organized my planners for the year. Had pizza. Took a “nap” and woke up a few minutes before midnight. Happy New Year!

8 Jivf { 01.01.18 at 7:56 pm }

Even though wasn’t in the mood, made the effort to attend a party and ended up happy to be around friends for the start of a new year.

9 Lori Shandle-Fox { 01.01.18 at 9:27 pm }

They have a big New Year’s Eve to-do downtown for the kids every year that starts at 2 pm, then they do a countdown & fireworks at 7 pm. We braved the cold. The kids got to go on rides and do some activities. We played miniature golf in about 20 degree Fahrenheit weather. We went on a singing trolley ride. On my lower half, I was wearing three pairs of leggings under my pants. Happy New Year Everyone! xo

10 Jess { 01.01.18 at 9:50 pm }

That sounds amazing! I had my pajama day today. Yesterday we drove home from Vermont, got the house back in order, realized we had no food and ordered pizza, I had a Manhattan (or two) and then we toasted with a mini bottle of champagne (which was good because Bryce was sick and couldn’t drink more than a bit of a sip). Once we were home it was pajamas all the way and this glorious navy blue fleece full length bathrobe/snuggie looking thing I got for Christmas from my MIL. We turned the ball drop thing on just 15 minutes before because that’s about all I can take, and were super happy not to turn the TV on to any disasters. Happy New Year to you and yours, may a cozy beginning bring a cozy year!

11 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 01.01.18 at 10:30 pm }

Sounds fantastic! We happen to be watching that same movie now – on the first day of the year. 🙂

12 Suzy { 01.02.18 at 12:33 am }

It’s a good day when you can stay in pyjamas all day long.

13 Lori Lavender Luz { 01.02.18 at 10:30 am }

Let’s just say it wasn’t fun.

14 dubliner in deutschland { 01.02.18 at 10:32 am }

We had a few lazy days too where we stayed in our pjs till the afternoon. Days when you don’t have any obligations or places to be are so nice!

15 Sharon { 01.02.18 at 11:50 am }

I honestly did nothing to mark the end of the year because I was away from home. I feel that my sons are too young to stay up to see in the new year (they will be 6 next month), and we were all in bed by 9:00 p.m.

16 Cristy { 01.02.18 at 1:48 pm }

That sounds a fantastic day!

We marked it with a hike, baked a pie and had an extra long nap.

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