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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Onwards to 2012

I'm not ever really sure that I like New Year, it's sometimes too much of a marker of time, more so than Christmas for me because that day is always awash with food and merriment, children and good things. Perhaps I have my mother to thank for that, she was the 'Memory Maker' of past Christmases and I have been blessed with may good ones and have been endowed with a 'blue print' for more ( hopefully) to come.

However new year is different. As a child in my own family it was never regarded as special and consequently I have always struggled to make it special myself, it has never been a family occasion. Over the years I have spent new year with all sorts of friends various; I feel quite envious of those who have a routine for new year. But each time it comes around I always remember exactly what I was doing last year, the year before, the one before that, the millennium, the year I this that and the othered! It's just too much of a marker...

This year we are having a quiet and civilised meal out and then coming home to look after the cat because he hates fireworks! The children are with their dad, it will be the 2nd new year I have spent without them but we shall text and Facebook, where would we be without that?!

So, as you can see, new year makes me thoughtful and ponderous. I look forward to the year to come with excitement and trepidation all at once. I have a long and growing grateful list and it is this that I shall be considering as I pass between this year and the next.

Happy New Year to all my virtual and non virtual friends, may 2012 bring good things to us all.

16 comments:

Tattie Weasle said...

Happy New year! This year I am kinda excited by it all I have a feeling it will be a momentous year ahead. No idea why just that it will! And in a good way too!!!!

Maggie May said...

I'm always slightly scared of a new year. What will it bring?
Anyway, we shall be spending a quiet one and comforting the rabbits when the fireworks go off.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kitty said...

Happy New Year Burby! Like you, I've never viewed New Year as 'special' - I don't know why. I hope 2012 brings you health, wealth and happiness. xx

Dicky said...

Who knows what it will bring, but best wishes to you and yours for 2012 x

Steve said...

Amen to that. As for me... I'm having an early night. Sleep has become a real treat!

Furtheron said...

Happy 2012 to you.

We have the customary sausage roll, cup of Horlicks and Jools Holland... does me.

Off to the mega family meal at a restaurant today... in memory of my Mum, this was for many years "her day" when we all went to her little bungalow and she treated us... as she got older and our tribe grow in number and stature it became the meal at the restaurant... now we still go with the memories

Suburbia said...

That's la lovely tradition Furtheron :-)

elizabethm said...

I have been reading back through some of my old blogs and read some commment from you and remembered your situation and was sorry I had let your blog slip away. It sounds as if you have made a happy life for yourself and your children. I am so glad. I am not a great one for New Year either but all the very best for 2012!

Liz said...

It is a strange time. The last few years we've spent it with friends but this year we tucked up in bed well before midnight. And feel none the worse for it!

But a wonderful one to you.

Rose said...

New Year's can be a "downer" after the busy Christmas season. Husband and I always celebrate with two good friends, either at their home or ours. It's a relatively quiet evening, but it beats going out among the crazies that night or the two of us just sitting in front of the television. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Suburbia!

Carol said...

I'm a glass half full kinda gal...I love New Year cause it brings all kinds of possibilities. I think perhaps it's cause I'm Scottish...New Year was always a bigger deal to us than Christmas was.

C x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

This post really got me thinking and you know, I don't think new year was celebrated when I was a child either, which probably explains my ambivalence too. It tends to be a let down...apart from the one I spent in Edinburgh with friends many years ago... Happy Hogmanay !

family affairs said...

Happy New Year to you too L x

family affairs said...

Happy New Year to you too Lx

Rob-bear said...

Can't say I have much interest in New Year. Other than the fact that it's the octave of Christmas.

Another quiet night in the calendar. For family, whether just the two of us, or all of us, or the grandchildren sleeping over.

I hope 2012 is a joyous year for you! Blessings an Bear hugs.

nick said...

Happy New Year, Sub. I hope it's got off to a good start.