Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!!

I hope everyone had a fun or at least an uneventful evening last night.  We are old farts so we are happy to stay home and off the roads.  I remember 'back in the day' when THE event to be at was the Grateful Dead show in Oakland.  I got to see three New Years Eve shows in 1989, 1990 and their last in 1991.  Those were the days.  Apart from that, it's been a struggle to make it till midnight.  I used to stay up and read in Washington because of the fireworks.  After being woken up one night with my heart pounding after someone let off an M80 nearby, I decided to just read till the noise died down close to 1 AM.  

2014 absolutely flew by.  We had our ups and downs just like with every year, but the highlight of course was our marriage.  I closed out the year with my laptop finally giving up the ghost but luckily I'd been saving money to get a new one.  As I write this, I have not yet received the new one and am still able to use the old one as long as I don't close the lid!!  

I wish all my friends and family a happy 2015!!!  Better get used to writing it on your checks!  lol

14 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you JoJo! We were also boring old farts as I have a stinking cold and Jeff had to get up at 4am to go to work. I did wake at 12 for about 30 seconds, but didn't even have the energy to go look out the window at the fireworks - and I love fireworks! xx

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you are sick! Russell's been sick too. I went to bed at 9:30 but he stayed up way after midnight. I did wake up a little after 12 and came out to the livingroom to give him a hug and kiss and exchange I love yous.

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  2. We didn't go anywhere but we did celebrate. Had crab legs and bubbly for supper and then more bubbly at midnight. I am ashamed of you youngsters!!!

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    1. Hey my mom and their friends could party circles around me on New Years. lol Except for going to Dead shows, I was always in bed before midnight except in 1995 when we had a couple of friends over.

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  3. Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year to you JoJo and congratulations on your marriage - again. :) THE highlight of your year and many, many, many years to come! :D

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    1. Thank you Mimi!! I'm a lucky lady; he's the best!

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  5. Happy New Year to you too Jo-Jo! We too stay at home with bubbly and watching the ball drop in New York and the concert at Niagara Falls to count down to. All the best to you and yours in 2015!

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Happy new year to you and your family! XOXO

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  6. Here's hoping 2015 is better than 2014 was for a lot of people!

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    1. Yeah it was a bad year for a lot of people. Not too bad for me though....2013 was the pits. Oh, June of 2014 was really horrible come to think of it.

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  7. I hear ya, sister. David and I stayed in and had a nice, quiet evening. I'd say it was romantic, but I kept dosing off (but I was in his arms, so that's kinda romantic). He had to wake me up at midnight. We stepped outside, saw no fireworks, then went back in and went to bed...to fall asleep. Smiles.

    Have a great New Year, JoJo! xp

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    1. Happy new year to you too!!!! I'm glad you and David rang in the new year together! Here's hoping 2015 is a good one!

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