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Now that we're getting close to ringing in the New Year, I am asking "What are your traditions on welcoming the New Year?

Do you make a resolution? Do you eat a certain food?  Do you celebrate with fireworks? Do you watch "the ball drop" in Times Square every year?"  Do you drink champagne at midnight and kiss your sweetie?"

The way I spend New Year's Eve differs each year, but it usually involves, family, friends and alcohol, ( no drinking and driving, of course),  a kiss from my hubby, a "few" glasses of champagne and a pathetic attempt to remember all the words of "Auld Lang Syne".

As for  New Year's Day,  we stick to the old Southern  tradition of EATIN BLACK EYED PEAS! Black-eyed peas are a symbol of good luck for the coming year. Some folks say you should eat one pea for every day of the year, so you'll have good luck for an entire year. 


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Jennifer A. Martin, REALTOR® 

Bancroft Realty, LLC 

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Don't recall what we did way back when the children were little but as they grew we fell into a routine of ordering a feast of Chinese food and heading out to an early movie.  Now that they're older my wife and usually stick to that routine ourselves and spend a quiet night at home.   Don't think I've ever eaten Black Eyed Peas.... I'll have to look next time I'm in the supermarket to see if they sell them up here.
Dec 28, 2007 09:11 AM #1
Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH

Never Had a Black Eye Pea. 

We generally have a bottle of Champaign for midnight (Same bottle for at least 6 years).  One day we are going to make it to Midnight on New Years Eve.  If our kids are asleep there is no reason for the adults to be awake either.  We generally go to bed.  My wife goes to bed before I generally so I play on the computer and listen to music with my Headphones on LOUD. 

New Years Day my wife takes the Kids to her parents house and a family gathering.  I stay behind and strip the entire house of Christmas, clean, replace the furniture, get everything in order and try and convince the kids that it was all a dream.  Then we order pizza watch a movie and have a drink. 

Dec 28, 2007 09:25 AM #2
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
I enjoy celebrating New Years Day by going out somewhere to walk or hike (both have to involve a view...better to see into the New Year!) or a drive somewhere beautiful, like the Skagit River to see the Bald Eagles.  Somehow all of those activities enhances the idea of a New Year and a Fresh Start.
Dec 28, 2007 09:35 AM #3
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park
My parents still keep with an Italian tradition - lentil soup. I have done this off and on but I hear of a lot of people who eat Chinese food. I don't actually know the significance of either, but I don't mind trying them.  
Dec 28, 2007 09:56 AM #4
Jennifer A. Martin
Dallas, TX
Executive Assistant
I had never heard of the Chinese food tradition, thanks for sharing. Oh, and eat some BLACK EYED PEAS!  They're yummy!
Dec 28, 2007 10:40 AM #5
Marey Hoeppner
Kalamazoo, MI
Your Success Is Our Goal!
We usually spend it with family, lately just been me, hubby and our boys.  Watching the New Years Celebrations on television while we play board games, eat our normal snacks for the night, chips and dip, popcorn, pigs in a blanket that sort of stuff. As our boys get older it gets more fun for us.
Dec 28, 2007 10:52 AM #7
Jennifer A. Martin
Dallas, TX
Executive Assistant

Dana - Sounds perfect! I was looking at statistics on about keeping your resolutions, it wasn't pretty!  Key phrase in your comment that matters the most is "have a good time"!

Marey - Sounds like a great time, it doesn't get much better than that!

Dec 28, 2007 11:13 AM #8
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA

I just like to stay home, keep calm and reflect.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post. Don't forget you need twenty five letters in your comments. You can go back and revise it.

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