Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to wish all my blogger friends a Happy New Year and hope that the next year is a good one for you and that you are loved and have someone to love.

Starting this blog was one of the highlights of the past year for me. I started it at urging of the lovely PK as a place to post my Training Lisa stories. And yes, one of my New Year's resolutions is to add chapters.

What I didn't realize is that I would make a connection with so many other bloggers and that you would find my topics interesting and worth commenting on. And that so many of you seem to welcome my comments on your sites. This is a warm, welcoming community. I want to thank you all for dropping by and to ask the lurkers out there not to be shy and to add their thoughts.

And so my last question of the year is how do you like to spend New Year's Eve? Do you go to a party, out to dinner, spend it at home and watch the ball come down or just go to bed at your usual time so you're sleeping when the new year rolls in. And do you make New Year's Resolutions?

My answer is we have gone to parties in the past but we also enjoy just relaxing after Christmas and are content to watch the ball go down at midnight. And to think about past New Year's Eves and realize how some dreams were meant and some wern't. It's a good time to reflect.

Again, Happy New Year.



  1. Happy New Year FD! You have had some great questions on here this last year. For me this year with Luke being gone, I am just going to enjoy an evening at home.
    Take care,

  2. Here is wishing you and yours a very happy new year full of all the things you want and deserve. Hope it is a joyful and fun year for you. Hugs always, ThePinkPoppet.

  3. Happy New Year! For us, we go buy fireworks and hang outside with the neighbors, eating 'finger foods' and lighting fireworks (and maybe have a drink or two).

  4. FD, I agree with Katia, you have had some very good posts this year I and look forward to reading many more from you.

    Each year has been different but this New Years Eve we are planning on staying in, hope it stays that way.

    Wishing the new year ahead brings you joy, health and happiness FD.

    Love and best wishes.

  5. Happy New Year FD. I really enjoy your blog, and look forward to you comments onmy blog. Still being somewhat new, I do hesitate to make comments, but there are time that lil Devil on my shoulder just will not be still. Like many others I too have gone to parties, or just hung out with friends, this year I will be at home waiting for my sailor to phone. perhaps next year he and I will start our own new traditions
    Hugs to all
    Lil Sam

  6. First, Happy New Year FD Sir. Master and I were supposed to go out for NYE this year but we both came (he gave it to me) really bad colds and decided to pass on it.

    So, I guess we'll be making snacks and cuddled on the sofa watching the ball drop somewhere else. Followed by telling the dog to "shut up," when the fireworks start.


  7. I'm glad that I found your blog. The questions you pose are very interesting, and it's great to read the variety of responses each one garners. I appreciate the comments that you leave on my blog as well. A lot of the advice that you've given me has helped me more than you probably know, so thank you. :)

    As for New Years, I'm celebrating at a house party with friends where the plan is to eat, drink (and drink...and drink...) and be merry.

    Happy New Year!

  8. FD, I'm in the public pretty often and I don't mind working a crowd. But I hate parties. If I have time off, I want to be alone with the family.

    Mick (stick in the mud)

  9. HI FD you're right we have a warm welcoming community here and I'm so happy as you, to be a part of it. Greg and I go to a neighborhood party. He does dinner tonight and tomorrow and the kids come with friends. It should be many laughs and I'm always up for that! Take good care of yourself and enjoy reflection. Hugs, KayLynn

  10. Vows: Thanks for the kind words and enjoy a quiet evening at home.

    pinkpoppet: Hope that you also have a wonderful new year. And hugs to you too.

    Daisy: Sounds like you'll have fun with the fireworks and finger food.

    Ronnie: Thanks for your thoughts and hope you enjoy an evening of staying in, which is what we're doing. Also hope the new year brings joy, health and happiness to you and yours. And love and best wishes to you too.

    Lil Sam: I hope you get over being too shy to make comments. We always like to hear from newcomers. Sorry to hear sailor won't be there but hope you can start new traditions next year. And hugs to you too.

    Mouse: Sorry to hear about the colds, but snacks and cuddling can make for a good time.

    TrueBlue: Thanks for the kind words. And I appreciate it that you like my advice even though I never know whether I should add my two cents worth.I also enjoy reading your blog and following your journey. And enjoy your house party and have a happy new year.

    Mick: Hey, Mick, nothing wrong with being a stick in the mud. Family time is often the best time.

    FunKayLynn: Yes, this is a warm welcoming community, which is why I encourage everyone to comment. Hope you enjoy the neighborhood part and the time with your kids and their friends. And hugs to you too.

    And let's hope we all have a fun year of blogging.


  11. FD,

    We stay home and put the kids to bed at a reasonable time. We just hang out together and watch the ball drop from home.
    Happy New Year!

  12. FD,
    I have loved getting to know you this year through email and through your blog. I love your questions and I have seen that you draw many people to you. I think this is a great way to make friends.

    As for New Years I like staying home. Nick, Mollie and I toast the New Year and eat horsd'oerves - usually just junk food that Mollie and I concoct! I hope you have a great evening!


  13. Ally: I'm sure you had a nice time together.

    PK: Sounds like you had a nice time at home and thanks for the kind words and I treasure your friendship. Without you, I wouldn't have a blog. Happy New Year.


  14. We just spent a quiet NYE at home playing backgammon

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Happy New Year FD --


  15. Goodness, me. I blink and you go from no new entries to two! How dis happen???

    I'm a mellow-party kind of gal. I don't drink, so the wilder events are sort of wasted on me. (pun accidental) But my friends all go to bed lots earlier than I do, so I toddle home by ten to watch a cozy movie and hope to catch BG online for a midnight cyber-kiss. (Worked last night, anyhow!)

  16. Happy New Year! A bit late (evening here) but just got back after spending NYE with family and friends as has been the custom for many years now.

    No new year's resolutions, although I'll do my best to stop in here more regularly now I have you in my reader!

    love and hugs xxx