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From: lendube
Date: 12-31-2006, 11:49 AM (1 of 31)
:bg: We are such party poopers!

We get invited to parties but either leave before midnight or don't go at all. :re:

I think we're fun people and people seem to like us but geez................. :bg:

Every party loves a pooper, that's why we invited you! :dave:

Lennie :wink:
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From: Magot
Date: 12-31-2006, 12:07 PM (2 of 31)

love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: Tom Land
Date: 12-31-2006, 01:01 PM (3 of 31)
I do. We have a square dance and then go to the VFW for the ringing in. Someone has to go to drive the drunks home.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 12-31-2006, 01:25 PM (4 of 31)
I do...but usually do it by staying home & watching the countdown on TV...then hit the sack right after. Afraid I might turn into that big ball I guess! :wink:
TTFN from
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From: DorothyL
Date: 12-31-2006, 01:40 PM (5 of 31)
Seems like the only time I make it to midnight any more is when I am working -- filing a report on a late city council or county legislature meeting.
I'll start with good intentions but probably burn out before midnight. My husband's snoring will lure me to sleep.
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From: Patty22
Date: 12-31-2006, 01:51 PM (6 of 31)
I'm Lennie's party pooper friend on the east coast. I'm lucky if I can make it past 10:30 and then watch out because I AM CRANKY (which Lennie probably isn't)!

Evidently I need my sleep.
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From: swartzrn
Date: 12-31-2006, 02:42 PM (7 of 31)
Depends on what I have to do the next day. Tonight we'll stay up (maybe) and watch the ball drop. Last year, we stayed up and played cards. We're not partiers so we'll stay in. The 3 New Year's Eve's before that, we've spent with friends at home in Alabama but we'll be staying put this year. The weather is yukky and everyone is actually still in their pajamas around my house LOL!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: PaulineG
Date: 12-31-2006, 05:28 PM (8 of 31)
Well we did last night but left the party (sort of) that we were at around 12.40. I'm generally not too fussed though - if tired I'll go to bed, if not stay up.

Usually we're camping though so everyone has the freedom. This year we had a spit roast at a friends house that we normally camp with, set up a movie screen and projector in the backyard and had a few drinks while the kids watched movies. Sort of like our own private drive in. The kids were all sprawled out in sleeping bags or with pillows and blankets in front of the screen but suprisingly they all stayed awake (9 kids between 5yo and 11 yo - 4 families). Nice night.

P.S. Good idea in theory Jan - do you think she'll make it all the way around the world? New Years Eve is definitely for the young.
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From: craftedbylouise
Date: 12-31-2006, 06:52 PM (9 of 31)
Although I am only 42 yrs old it has been YEARS (more then 15+) since I stayed up to ring in the NY.
I usually go to bed about 7-8pm EVERY night and usually up about 4-5am EVERY morning, even on the weekends and when I am on vacation (like I was the week before Christmas).

And tonight will be no differant for hubby and I.
:dave: :dave: :bg:

Should anyone TRY to call us at midnight it wont do any good as we keep the ringers on the phones turned off in the bedroom.

Hope you ALL have a wonderful and safe night.

Brother nv1000 since 12-15-06
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From: cshortsew
Date: 12-31-2006, 08:09 PM (10 of 31)
I am. I even took a 2 hour nap this afternoon to make sure I stay up:bg:

Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-31-2006, 08:34 PM (11 of 31)
I'm up past midnight EVERYNIGHT. I'm a TRUE night person...(as opposed to those who think they're night people an only stay up till midnight.) I prefer staying up till 6 am, sleeping till noon or 2 pm and then starting my day...but I have to be a day person. So I get to bed by 1-2 am and I'm up at 8 I guess every day is a holiday for me....hahahahahahahahahahahah...LMAO !!
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From: vickki
Date: 12-31-2006, 08:46 PM (12 of 31)
Chrys, you and I could be buddies.I only need about 3 hours of sleep a night.It is only 10 pm here and everyone is out or asleep.I'm setting in the kitchen with the Christmas lights on looking through the window at the lights across the garden from me.It's beautiful outside.I will be up way pass midnight...I hate to go to bed it's a waste of time....Happy New Year everyone.
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From: esrun3
Date: 01-01-2007, 12:25 AM (13 of 31)
I usually try to stay up, if I manage it I'm watching it on TV-too many drunks on the road for my comfort so I prefer to stay home. I did go to my son's for dinner tonight but was home by 9. We'll see when I manage to get off the computer tonight. LOL
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From: Magot
Date: 01-01-2007, 04:35 AM (14 of 31)
well it is now 9:30 in the morning here and I haven't yet heard from my determined to party daughter! Perhaps she gave up once they reached europe..
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: Dexter
Date: 01-01-2007, 05:38 AM (15 of 31)
Oh, I do, I do! It's 2:38 AM here! I stay up until midnight on most nights though, so it's nothing new. *yawn*
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-01-2007, 08:46 AM (16 of 31)
All the kids were here for New Years Eve except DS who works jis second job at a bowling alley. We had dinner @ 6 and then played games until midnight. DH had a smart idea to decorate an old card table. He took the top off & stripped it to the wood, then sanded & painted it. Last night everyone used markers & crayons to decorate the top with things important to them in 2006. He is having DS do his today & then he is going to poly it. They worked on the drawings all night. We also all traced our handprints on the bottom. This will be a neat way to watch how the grandkids grow & change through the years. He has about 6 more tables in the garage so we figure we will do a new one each year.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: Hogmami
Date: 01-01-2007, 08:50 AM (17 of 31)
What a great idea. It sounds like it was fun. I did stay up until the ball dropped.
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From: weezyrider
Date: 01-01-2007, 08:50 AM (18 of 31)
I don't watch the ball drop - think the whole show is lame. Always did. Trouble is, the rest of the family likes it. I can stay up, but would rather watch some football that I taped. It's a lot more exciting than watching a bunch of fools and drunks. Went to one in Times Square and never again! Don't watch the parades either. Do want to see one halftime. The Orange Bowl.
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-02-2007, 06:08 AM (19 of 31)
I'm nocturnal. I love staying up all night. I meet my hubby when he gets up and have coffee with him at 3:00AM. He's been in the bed since around 8:00PM. I get up around 9 or 10AM most mornings but some mornings I sleep until 11:00AM It's 5:05AM now and I haven't been to bed yet. Unless I'm sick the earliest I go to bed is around 2:00AM and that's when I have to go somewhere in the morning early. I was making DGD a little dress tonight. Only one of my 6 DGD's Mothers let them wear dresses so I am going to make her one a week from now on.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: MaryW
Date: 01-02-2007, 06:24 AM (20 of 31)
I am just the opposite. I go to bed early, 9 pm but I am up around 5:30am. I get a LOT done most mornings.
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From: Brenisback
Date: 01-02-2007, 07:49 AM (21 of 31)
I made it to 10:30pm...and told my Randy to wake me up at 11:30pm...He came and whispered Happy New Year...that's all I remember hubby is like Susie...stay up all night and sleep most of the morning...I love early is so Quiet...the best part of the day... Happy New Year every one.

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
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From: pretnichols
Date: 01-02-2007, 09:43 PM (22 of 31)
Well, this year I celebrated 2 time zones. We were in Indiana -- Eastern we celebrated with New York and the kids went out and made a bunch of noise, etc. Of course, to their bodies, it was only 11PM, so wasn't horrific for them to stay up that late. By the time we got to celebrate in Central time zone, there were only a few of us awake, and then I went to bed 15 minutes later.

Typically, we stay up till midnight, toast each other, then its off to bed. I prefer to stay home, or go to a neighbors (no driving). I don't drink much anyway, but know way too many who do. In previous years, we have booked a into a hotel with an indoor pool, with a group of friends. The kids swim till the pool closes, then we go watch TV till midnight. We get adjoining rooms and just wander back & forth. Then we get to have Contintental breakfast, and the kids get to swim again. Then its home to relax!

sorry, very wound up & chatty tonight. Haven't been online in 4 days!!!:shock:

Thanks for "listening"!!:re: :re:

So little time, sew much to do...........
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From: cowqueenie
Date: 01-03-2007, 04:14 PM (23 of 31)
I got a phone call from my friend in Queensland Austraila at HER stroke of midnight! So I "celebrated" with her a bit then over the land line!

Even tho I am considered to be a "young'un" yet, My hubby and I rarely stay up until Midnight. He gets up at 2:15 AM every morning for chores and work so going to bed that late would be HORRIBLE for him. Plus he is a total day person. I used to be a night person when I was younger but I go to be around 9:30 or 10 now and wake up aounr 6:00 AM. We did celebrate New Years with a nice dinner out and movie - the night before!! Reservations were hard to find at the last minute!

Happy New year to you all!
"A trip to the fabric store is my therapy"
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:04 PM (24 of 31)
I'm up til 2 or 3 am every night.. I am a night owl and have been all my life.. Now that I'm retired, I get up usually between 9 and 10 am each morning.. Sunday its 8:30 am.. I cannot go to sleep early so why try ... I read every night before going to bed..
Sew With Love
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:38 PM (25 of 31)
Here are some pictures of our New Years celebration.

Be sure to check out our New Years Superhero(15 YO DD). And the drawing on the table. DH is going to Poly it tomorrow. I will get a picture when it is done.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: Bama
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:42 PM (26 of 31)
I love staying up late in the summer when I don't have to work. That's the best time to sew. I've never been a morning person. Hubby is. He says I'm wasting the day if I sleep past 7:00 am on weekends. When we were both younger, he would stay out late with me. No more. His work schedule has alot to do with it. Even when he's off he stays on the same sleep schedule.
I stayed up til 1:00 am with the kids on New Years. Hubby was asleep by 8:30 pm. At midnight our daughter woke him and yelled Happy New Year. He said Happy New Year to all of you too and fell back asleep. :coffee:
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From: Bama
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:44 PM (27 of 31)
Barb, nice pictures. Looks like everyone had alot of fun.
The table was a great idea!
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-03-2007, 10:33 PM (28 of 31)
Hey this makes me feel better hearing some of you say you are nite owls. My husband when I was younger wanted to know what I was doing up that late now he just meets me with a kiss and says good morning and would you fix me a cup of coffee? He thought there was something wrong with me because I stayed up late but I'm like Libby, why go to bed if I'm not ready to fall asleep. Even when I worked I stayed up late.

Love the pics Barb You have a nice family.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-03-2007, 11:34 PM (29 of 31)
Thanks Susie! We really do enjoy our time together!
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: bridesmom
Date: 01-03-2007, 11:46 PM (30 of 31)
I was so sick over the holidays that I crashed about 10:30 on New Years Eve. We had company from California, their twin girls (24) made it to 10, the younger one (21) and DH, his bro and wife made it til 2am. (The Calif ones had gone skiing all day - no wonder they zonked out). BUT GREAT THINGS HAPPENED New Years Day. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and I got surprised with diamond earrings!!!!!!
They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! I was completely shocked. After spending so much on the motorcycle I didn't think we'd bother with anniversary gifts!! What a sweetie I married!!! He jokingly told me I am wearing his muffler for his bike on my ears!! I can't bear to take them off, good thing they are screw on backs, so I can't loose them. I feel so spoiled, I love it!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-04-2007, 08:33 PM (31 of 31)
Happy Anniversary Laura. You hubby does sound like a sweetie. The reason I have so many toys is because my sweetie has his toy also. This year by sweetie needs a new radiator for his toy so I guess it's going to be for his birthday in July. LOL
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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