Okay, it's safe to say that I'm not a party-goer. No news there--I've never been a big party gal. A few close friends and family members over to the house for a meal and I'm content. So, what to do when it's the biggest party event of the year? More of the same. For anyone thinking of staying home, following are several reasons that I have to welcome the New Year at home:
Quiet--no boisterous, raucous people around, music is soft & mellow. I can hear myself think and others speak, plus I know everyone;
No fear of drunk driving-we're home, not driving anywhere so I'm not anxious about getting hit by a drunk driver. My guests, if any, are either neighbors who walk home or family that lives nearby;
Cost is low- no special menu, just add some bubbly that'll welcome the New Year in just fine;
Comfortable seating-I can sit whereever I want or go to sleep in my own bed;
Reassure Pets-firecrackers 'n such that go off at midnight startle the furry members of the family. With us at home, pet anxiety is lessened, thereby avoiding high vet fees to treat kitties that are 'stressed';
Rested- the next morning, there is no hangover nor indigestion to deal with.
No matter how you party, here's wishing you a...
Happy, Healthy New Year!
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