New Year’s Eve


We are not big party people but this New Year’s Eve feels different than any other. I think we have such high hopes for the coming year and all that we may be able to do again it feels charged with hope and tinged with fear. This year my son will graduate high school. Both of my kids will to to college (fingers crossed). We will vacation as a family. We will see my parents. We will go out to eat in restaurants at some point this year.

I am excited. I have started cleaning and planning. I feel like I am coming alive again. I feel hope again. So many times it has been dashed this year. I think I just gave up hoping and was going along with the flow. Nothing is going to change so why plan? Why hope when everything has been cancelled so many times?

I see my friends who are older or in the medical field getting Covid-19 shots and saying how grateful they are. Things are going to change. No they will not be like they were before, ever, but they will change.

What are you planning for in the New Year?

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    I hope to travel to Colorado at some point to meet my friend of 8 years we met online on an email list in 2013 and now we’ll finally get to meet in person! I cant wait!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That is awesome! I met 2 blogging friends in Chicago years ago and it was amazing. So glad for you!

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  2. Miriam says:

    Happy new year! I feel that 2021 will be brighter and full of new opportunities, both travel and otherwise. โœจ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes!

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    2. koolaidmoms says:

      Oh, and Happy New Year to you!

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      1. Miriam says:

        Thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. syl65 says:

    Put some new and fresh enrgy into my dreams and hopes for the new year! Happy New Year, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Nice! We can all use a jump start! Happy New Year, Sylvester!

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      1. syl65 says:

        Yes, we can! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Blessings to you in the New Year! ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Happy New Year to you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Happy New Year to you!

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  5. Happy New Year. We aren’t big party people either. Just staying in having a nice peaceful night together.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That is exactly how I am spending my evening – with my little family. I know this may be the last year so we are savoring it.

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  6. Tonight will be mellow, no parties, but maybe party favors if I’m still up at midnight.
    I hope to travel more in 2021 and see my mom.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Nice! I hope you get to see your mom! That has been the toughest part for me. Happy New Year!

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  7. Re-Farmer says:

    Happy New Year! May 2021 be a wonderful year for you all.

    As for us… honestly, not a lot has changed. We were already homebodies, and since moving to the farm, there’s really nowhere to go out to, anyhow. At least nothing my husband’s pain levels can handle, and I have no desire to go anywhere to celebrate without him. So we will have a rib dinner tonight – something I haven’t done in ages – and … that’s about it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Next year will be much the same as this year. There are some benefits to living in the middle of nowhere, and living on my husband’s disability income has turned out to be another blessing, since it remained unchanged.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      How nice to be together for New Year’s Eve. We are spending the holiday with just my little family and savoring that this may well be the last of all four of us for awhile with both kids moving to college next year. It is time but enjoying them while we can. The rib dinner sounds good. We haven’t done that in ages our meal is surf and turf. Scallops, shrimp, and crab legs with steak. Being in Michigan doesn’t afford a lot of fresh seafood because they have to fly it in. So, we are taking advantage of the NYE sales. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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      1. Re-Farmer says:

        Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well – and surf and turf sounds wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Patricia B. Grattan says:

    New Year’s Eve here in the Ocean State will be lobster mac and cheese for ONE, along with a cold bottle of Castellani Pinot Grigio (from my sister-in-law’s family vineyard in Italy). Hoping the planes and boats are still operating so I can take my postponed (and paid for) bucket list trip to Rome, Greece, the Holy Land, Crete, and cruise the Mediterranian for two weeks. Also want LOTS and :LOTS of family gatherings and hugs along wth friends and neighbors stopping by. . ——————————————————————–

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      What a wonderful trip and party for 1! I hope you get to enjoy all that life can bring you in the new year!

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