Happy New Year’s Eve!

Great Frank Loesser song, here performed by the Orioles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXR2obqi45g

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116 Responses to “Happy New Year’s Eve!”

  1. O'Howlers
    7:40 am on December 31st, 2014

    HappyNew Years Eve, Spence and Admin. Thanks for this forum.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 am on December 31st, 2014

    Good morning, OH and everyone! Happy New Year’s eve indeed. There will be fireworks here so we will hold mom down and keep her safe. Thank you Staff, you’re a pip. OFA will NOT be on the papers we burn tonight. Thanks, Spence.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:42 am on December 31st, 2014

    Happy New Year’s Eve everyone.

    We just read about Staff’s incredible generosity last night! Go Snowhook! Go Staff!

  4. B.Stover
    9:24 am on December 31st, 2014

    Thank you Spence and same to you.

    Good morning all.

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    9:52 am on December 31st, 2014

    Morning all. Looks like we will be doing some prize shipping. Yippee!
    Go Snowhook

    Our New Year resolutions – to clean up all crumbs and food off the floor, to wag more and bark less, to snuggle with Mama whenever possible and to stay in touch with our blog family.

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 am on December 31st, 2014

    Parteeee!….sneeze!…I plan to sit in front of the heater all New Years Eve….sniff!

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:30 am on December 31st, 2014

    Love that version of the song. I think it is almost as old as Barb!

    She was invited out for a late dinner with both Kelly and Josh’s groups, but is going to stay home and avoid the crazies.

    Going to buy some appys and watch the new year count down, at least in NYC.

    Any special foods you have for good luck? I think Howlers have pork and sauerkraut. We have to have some pickled herring.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:31 am on December 31st, 2014

    The fireworks here have already begun :( Guess someone was practicing this morning so it should be a wild Wednesday in TN.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:34 am on December 31st, 2014

    Special food for new year? We bet we and Princess Sam will be getting the same old dry kibble.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:47 am on December 31st, 2014

    Barb, mom makes Hoppin’ John (with smoked turkey instead of pork) over rice with greens. Traditional southern dish for health and prosperity.

  11. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:51 am on December 31st, 2014

    We have heard of eating Hoppin John or black eyed peas, also collard greens.

    Howlers, is the pork and sauerkraut supposed to be for New Year’s Day?

  12. O'Howlers
    10:56 am on December 31st, 2014

    We get the old dry kibble too, but the ‘rents have pork and sauerkraut. It is what everyone in this area eats on New Years. Mom makes black eyed peas as a side dish. That is not a tradition here, but Mom loves beans, and her favorite beans book has a New Years recipe for black eyed peas, so she jumped on that tradition a few years ago.

  13. O'Howlers
    10:57 am on December 31st, 2014

    Yes, B,M,&L. That is the New Years Day dinner.

  14. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:07 am on December 31st, 2014

    The recipe I saw for Hoppin John has a lot of ingredients that are not on hand (cajun spices, jalapinos, ect.) Anyone have an easy recipe? Howlers, what is yours?

  15. dawson
    11:49 am on December 31st, 2014

    Happy New Year’s Eve!

    Here is a recipe for Hoppin John from Pioneer Woman. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/12/hoppin-john/

    O’Howlers: I would like to keep privately my list of things to burn and let go.

  16. O'Howlers
    11:59 am on December 31st, 2014

    We do not make Hoppin John. The recipe we use for our black eyed New Years peas uses bell peppers, garlic, onions, parsley, thyme, and of course black eyed peas. Also, lots of hot sauce.

    That works, Dawson. May work best for all of us. Some of the things we will be burning have to do with pain we experienced, but we struggle with wording if we share them in public, because we do not want to let go of the joyful parts, nor disrespect anyone, 2-legged or 4-legged.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    12:06 pm on December 31st, 2014

    We are on the phone waiting….and waiting….and waiting for Comcast.
    Guess whose name will be burned in the fire tonight

  18. Herd of Hounds
    12:09 pm on December 31st, 2014

    OH, we have our little papers ready to burn. The peeps will bundle up and use the fire pit on the patio.
    Barb, mom is shopping (old fart We’d.) but she has a simple Hoppin’ John recipe she’ll send.

  19. O'Howlers
    12:54 pm on December 31st, 2014

    We have 11 paper scraps so far. :(. We are afraid we are forgetting some.

  20. MTMP
    12:56 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Our recipe for Black eyed peas is pretty complicated. Take one can of peas that dad bought last year. Apply can opener. Dump into dish. Microwave. Feel free to use our recipe, but please give credit.
    We need to go get our little pieces of paper ready to burn. What was the premise again?

  21. Herd of Hounds
    1:00 pm on December 31st, 2014

    MTMP, y’all crack us up. Tough rules. Want it gone? Write it on paper, burn it. Easy peasy.

  22. O'Howlers
    1:03 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Macy, write down a bad memory of 2014 on each scrap. In your case, we think one scrap will do. It will make for a good size fire.
    For each scrap, say it aloud, and think on it. Then toss it in the fire and Look Ahead.
    2015 will be a better year.

  23. O'Howlers
    1:06 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Last year, T&G’s Maw had a good way to turn this into good thoughts for the New Year. We don’t remember what she said she does, because we were too busy wallowing then.

  24. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:35 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Dawson, I clicked on to Pioneer Woman’s website. She has some really good recipes on there. I am going to try her hamburger veggie soup as soon as my beef order comes in. Also a black bean burger looked interesting for a vegetarian option.

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:39 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Pioneer!….That’s the woman whose cookie recipe is being eaten by Marauding Goats in Alaska….grunt!

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:40 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Burnt-Offering!…If I can get Beau’s paw print on a little piece of paper, will someone offer to burn it for me?….snort!

  27. Diane C.
    1:48 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Happy New Year, All–For some reason I was betting the Frank Loesser song would be “Standin’ on the Corner Watchin’ All the Girls Go By”. This was a favorite of mine when I was a small child but today would probably be considered vagrancy, or loitering with intent, or quasi-stalker behavior. chet’s choice is much more approrpiate.
    sinc most of what I eat all the time closely resembles Hopping John it’s probably going to be some kindof dressed-up noodles with broccoli, spinach, carrots, and whatever else I can think of.
    It is icy here (go ahead and laugh you guys in the Frozen North) 54 degrees F and the dogs STILL want to go outside. Maybe after I bundle up…

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:56 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Gas!…Beau better go fill up the Beaus-Mobile and pronto!…snort!

  29. Staff
    2:59 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Diane, I am laughing.
    We are up to 12 degrees but the winds are over 20 mph and the wind chill (feels like) is -7. Actually not too bad.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    3:03 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Hope everyone dumped their gas stocks weeks back :(
    Barb, check your SDD. We liked “Standin’ on the Corner” but see your point.

  31. Staff
    3:03 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Here is a link for Siber-H. Supposed to be a winter weather advisory in parts of New Mexico.

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/

    Good luck with that!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:15 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Weather!…I do believe SiberH will get some winter weather because the Arctic front that is here will be swooping down New Mexico way (or so I heard)…chuffle!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    3:22 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Mr. Siber H, we have our paws and tails crossed for you to get some snow. What fun that would be! We had some ice on the sushi pond, but it isn’t the same. Fun, though.

  34. O'Howlers
    3:23 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Where is Siber-H, anyway?
    Brrrr (from Mom). She just got off Annie, after riding in these 20 mph COLD winds, that made for wind chills of 15 degrees. Annie says this is Sibe weather, but most definitely NOT Arab weather. Still, she was her angelic self. Who’s a good horse?

  35. Siber-H
    3:38 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Yes, Yes, Yes, I am waiting for the snow that is suppose to arrive tonight. The moisture comes from Diane and the cold air comes from Canada with Rio wishing very hard for it to leave him and move on down here.
    After saying all that, I will believe in the storm’s existence after I actually see the white stuff on the ground.
    How will we spend New Yeas Eve? Mom will try to sleep through it, and I will wake her up several times to see if we have snow.

    Mom doesn’t think she has ever heard the song that Spence posted the link to.

    Happy New Years Eve Everyone!!

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    4:03 pm on December 31st, 2014

    We found our post from last year. It made us sniffle a little thinking about the good things that had happened. And it made us sniffle for other reasons. But we are doing this again this year. And our friends of this here blog go on the good side of the list. From last year:

    “We also have another tradition. We spend the day making two lists. One is all the bad things of this past year. The other is the things we are grateful for. We draw a heavy black line through the bad things, and decorate the list of good things with doodles of anything pretty. When we do our 9 o’clock prayer, we will burn both of those lists with sage, and let the smoke take both away the pain, and raise our grateful thoughts to the Creator.

    This year, our Grateful list will start with “Leonard can walk again, and is free of pain”. It will also include “We have a wonderful family of friends on the blog” and “Nana came back to us” and so many other things. Guess we better get started writing.”

  37. Staff
    4:13 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I Like the idea of two lists. When I started to make my list I kept remembering the good things that happened this year. I realize that the bad things are either worry or sadness about people I love.

    It took me a long time to make up the bad list but at the end there are only 5 things I want to burn up. And when I sat down to write them out it only took me a minute.

    I wonder if I can burn up a list for Alice. Will it count? I know what she wants to burn up…

    I believe the good list will be much longer.

  38. Staff
    4:15 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Amalia, will your ceremony be at the regular blog prayer time? If so we can all do it at once. I wonder if it will work if I put some dried sage in my luminarie? That is where I intend to burn my list.

  39. Tupper and Gilly
    4:23 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Staff – Mama says she will indeed be outside ( shivering her golumpkies off) at 9 eastern.
    And burning sage anytime, anywhere is considered a prayer. It’s all about the intent.

  40. GLAD
    4:23 pm on December 31st, 2014



    Zoe and Martha are visiting River! And me and rob of course too

  41. dawson
    4:24 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Tupper & Gilly: It does make it better to make two lists, one of gratitude. Just listing all the bad things was bringing me down. I have way more good things than bad.

  42. B.Stover
    4:25 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I’m going to “ring” the new year in with a lovely glass of Merlot. I’ve decided that all I’m going to do is watch a dvd, “Inspector Lewis.”

    I hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

  43. GLAD
    4:26 pm on December 31st, 2014



    Rivers first xmas:)

  44. Herd of Hounds
    4:36 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Mom says that on her thankful list is Darah graduating from school at the top of her class, even if she was the only one in her class.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    4:47 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Darah Thea – a lady never qualifies. You simply smile in a silent and humble way and let everyone be impressed.

    We have SO many things to be grateful for. But we have also had heartbreaks. We are looking forward to releasing pain and celebrating gifts.

  46. O'Howlers
    5:04 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Thank ypu, Amalia. Last year we were so wrought with pain, we couldn’t even think of good. This year, we have a Big Good: ZEUS!
    We will also celebrate Darah and Leonard. Most of our bad is for loss of dear ones on this blog. And then there was Dima.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    5:10 pm on December 31st, 2014

    One of the things we are celebrating is Chinese take-out. Wahooooo!

  48. Herd of Hounds
    5:23 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Mom just said that the sage in the herb garden is pretty pathetic so perhaps including it in the fire will encourage it to be more productive.

  49. Mollypop's Mom
    5:29 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I’m quietly celebrating all the good things in my life, of which I have many, then going to bed. Yesterday I got sick and today was worse. I have a steam shower in my new apartment and it came in handy today. I had steam and eucalyptus for 15 minutes. Another good thing.

    Before that I was making toast and my toaster oven exploded with a bang and shooting stars. No fire, so another good thing.

  50. Herd of Hounds
    5:38 pm on December 31st, 2014

    MPM, you are so lucky, with the toaster oven not catching fire. They are strange creatures at best. Thank Dog for the shower and eucalyptus. (Don’t tell, but mom has been using Vick’s in her old vaporizer in the birdie room and they all seem better for it :)

  51. c.hobbit
    5:38 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Hello everyone. For the first time in recorded history, 2014 marked the year that Anchorage had no sub zero temperatures. And it is raining today the last day of the year. We want/need our arctic weather back.

    Kittens are doing super well after 3 days of medicine–4 more to go. They never got really sick (still playful and eating) but now they are zooming around and snarfing down bigger portions of food. Three of the litter of 6 are already spoken for and tomorrow a couple of people are going to visit for a look see. I will keep the mama once again through the spaying and recovery process. I do love fostering….However, I’ve added up my food and litter bills over the last 3 months and they total $706! The foster organization can supply the food and litter but I’ve opted to buy my own and mark it off on my taxes. I may have to rethink this for 2015.

    I’ve decided to put laminate wood or tile in the small downstairs bedroom rather than carpet. Does anyone have any advice about flooring options? Is real hardwood better or real tile?

    I am thinking of my list…

  52. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:48 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I will be quietly celebrating with you tonight and will join you at 9:00 Eastern. I did not have any personal sorrows or losses this year, but many of my friends did, so I will be sending up prayers for 2015 to be a good year for all of us.

    I have very positive feeling about 2015 being a good year. 5 is my favorite number, and also I will turn 70 during the year, which I feel is a major achievement.

    I am all set with my pickled herring for tonight and the pork, sauerkraut and Hoppin John for tomorrow. I found out today, when looking up Hoppin’ John, that the same food served on Jan 2nd is called Skippin’ Jenny.

  53. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:52 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I love the look of real hardwood, but I have found from past experience that a good grade of laminate holds up better. Hardwood can be refinished, laminate can not; however, laminate is harder and holds up better to doggy nails. Also cleaner than carpet if there are messes. I have laminate and area rugs which I think are easy to keep clean.

  54. Herd of Hounds
    6:01 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Hobbit, we have hardwood and tile. Tile is cold, hard to stand on and cleans up very easily. The hardwood needs to be refinished periodically. Carpet is a dirt magnet.
    Skippin’ Jenny… the things we learn on this here blog!

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    6:12 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Well we need to rethink our gratitude for Chinese take out. There was a THREE HOUR wait at the place.
    So- thank goodness for frozen pizza…..

  56. GLAD
    6:13 pm on December 31st, 2014
  57. GLAD
    6:13 pm on December 31st, 2014
  58. Herd of Hounds
    6:25 pm on December 31st, 2014

    What a handsome elf-let. His grandmother is smiling, we just know!

  59. dawson
    6:50 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Skipping Jenny is a little older than Hoppin’ John.

    We are having a warm spell. It was supposed to go above freezing today. It didn’t quite make it. A nice sunny day.

    A fire is crackling in the fireplace.

  60. dawson
    6:51 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Oh!
    I love those pictures!

  61. GLAD
    6:59 pm on December 31st, 2014


    Happy new year!

  62. Wose-the small and meek
    7:07 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Greetings!

    Oh gosh, River is so adorable!

    Today, my friend since 5th grade Fran (world’s fastest talking female, and you can look it up), took a tour of some of the schools and places we went to growing up. It was one of the best days I have had, and a fitting way to end 2014!

    Wishing my blog family good health, happiness, and much love in 2015!

  63. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:09 pm on December 31st, 2014

    River is adorable. I love baby toes!

  64. Siber-H
    7:10 pm on December 31st, 2014

    River is one cute kid and I love his name.

  65. GLAD
    7:13 pm on December 31st, 2014
  66. GLAD
    7:14 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Martha and Zoe visiting River and rob and I

  67. bluecat
    7:34 pm on December 31st, 2014

    GLAD – thank you for sharing pictures of family and the adorable River.

    We wish Everybody a wonderful New Year, filled with whatever brings you happiness and peace.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    7:37 pm on December 31st, 2014

    We love generational shots. Be sure to label them for posterity or forgetful folk :)

  69. Martha
    7:56 pm on December 31st, 2014

    what a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! We are getting to know River, and it is so good. It will be a great 2015. Little River will be getting bigger, my grandchild will be born, there will be two new books from Spencer, the Iditarod will be run… I look forward to it all. Happy New Year, Blog!

  70. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:20 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I am sure Our Dear Friend is looking down and beaming with pride!

  71. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:22 pm on December 31st, 2014

    This is a little note to kick off 2015!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on December 31st, 2014

    River!….Sob!Sob!Sob!…Little River..sniffle. It is very good to see him tonight…yes!

  73. Herd of Hounds
    8:31 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Barb, right behind ya on that one :)

  74. dawson
    8:39 pm on December 31st, 2014

    A little Dean Martin: Memories Are Made Of This
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS2k43NJycE

    WhoooHooooo! Go Barb, Maggie & Lucy! Go Sharon! Oh, wait for me! I’m coming too!

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on December 31st, 2014

    PARTEEEEE!….At Barb’s house!…snort!…I’m sure there will be plenty of good food…wheeze!slobber!

  76. Thieves!
    8:49 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio: Do you need a ride?

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Tree!…So I was staring at the little Christmas Tree tonight because I hear tail that it will be taken down this weekend…snuffle!…I will not see it again all brightly lit up until the end of this coming New Year…whuffle!….Here is something special – a gift from a very good friend – I saw on my little tree. 2 brand new Baseball ornaments which compliment the beautiful ornament my dear friend Rose sent years ago! Wow!…chuffle!

  78. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Downward!….I started at the top and gazed downwards slowly…snorkel!…What a beautiful tree, albeit very small…snuffle!…Then to my wondering pug-eyes should appear….

    GAHHHHHH!

  79. Herd of Hounds
    9:06 pm on December 31st, 2014

    You lucky Rio. We froze our butts off sending special thoughts to all, and to all a new year.

  80. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:10 pm on December 31st, 2014

    So far, we are having pickled herring on crackers, an egg roll, potato skins, and jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese.
    And of course a cocktail.

    What are you bringing?

  81. Mollypop's Mom
    9:11 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Ha ha Rio, so that’s where the cat pillow went.

  82. Tupper's Mama
    9:20 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Brrrrrrrrr. Hhhhhaaappy nnnnnnew yyyyyyear. Brrrrrrr.

  83. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 pm on December 31st, 2014

    If the parteeee if on, we will bring something new….Tennessee Sipping Creek. Kinda like Baileys but with TN shine….Rio, you should revel in this….

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Pillow!…I will be bringing a Kat Pillow and leaving it at Barbs house…grunt!…What a dirty rotten trick to pull..sniff!

  85. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Thieves!…I need a ride and quick! My friend is watching the Phil-Harmonica Orchestra on PBS so I can sneak out unseen…wheeze!….HURRY!

  86. Thieves!
    9:26 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio: Luna says we can give you a ride, but we can’t bring your burnt offering of Beau’s paw print.

  87. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Thieves!…Why the heck not?…grunt!..It won’t take up much space if that’s the problem…sniff!

  88. Thieves!
    9:33 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio: Something about Beau not being a bad thing. Her logic was easy to follow and she gave examples where it is good to have pug of the cloth on your side such as needing a character witness.

    More to Rio: Did you order the Kat pillow or did your friend? You can tell the truth. There is no judgement from us.

  89. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 pm on December 31st, 2014

    As we say nighty night on 2014…

  90. Herd of Hounds
    9:38 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Nope, not right, lets try again

  91. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Now we are saying nighty night

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Thieves!….Did I order the Kat Pillow?….sputter!spit!…What is that supposed to mean?…gurgle!

  93. dawson
    9:50 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I’m glad the cat and dog pillow are together again.

  94. Tupper's Mama
    10:12 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Is it a gingham dog and a calico Kat?

  95. dawson
    10:21 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Barb, Maggie & Lucy: I’ll bring some salmon bon bons and brie with some fresh fruit. I just burnt a few slips of paper.

  96. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Burnt!…I still have Beau’s paw print on a little piece of paper…grunt!…Now what?

  97. O'Howlers
    10:32 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Howdy! The ‘rents are back home from their beer and dinner pairing. They said the food was delish. The 90-minute IPA was by far their fave, along with the crustini and brisket course it was paired with.
    Pop started up a fire in the outdoor firepit, and each slip was read and pause was given. The bad followed by the good. All feels right with the world,and we are all feeling very good about 2015.

  98. Thieves!
    10:40 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio: You could lovingly fold the piece of paper, seal it with a lick and hold it close to your heart forever and ever.

    Doc helped our Lady burn tiny pieces of paper earlier. Now, one of them is napping.

    Staff: We meant to tell you thank you from the bottom of our outlaw hearts for championing the Shake the Bootie compaign. It means the world to us. What color will the booties be? We have it on good authority that the Giant ordered green booties.

  99. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:41 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Just watched Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, singing Dancing Cheek to Cheek. Wow, are they good!

  100. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Pair!….Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga?…gasp!

  101. O'Howlers
    10:50 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Green booties! Awesome! May the luck of the Irish be with ya’, Snowhook!

  102. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:09 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio, They have sung together before. They have an album out and are doing a concert. Believe it or not, they sound wonderful together. She is far out at time, but very talented.

  103. Thieves!
    11:12 pm on December 31st, 2014

    We don’t see the sense of waiting until midnight for a kiss. Pucker up, Rio!

  104. Staff
    11:14 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Dear Rio,
    I am sorry about the pillow. It was a personal request from Alice and right now she needs all the cheering up she can get. She said if you had the pillow she would laugh for a week.

    She has only been growling lately so I just had to give in.

  105. Staff
    11:17 pm on December 31st, 2014

    After the Turtleman and his wife left (after skunking us at cards) I went out and took pictures of the luminaries. I did interupt the card game at 8 (our time) and burn up 2014.

  106. Staff
    11:22 pm on December 31st, 2014

    I also added some sage to the luminaries and hope that helps with clearing out 2014.

    You guys are high up on my list of good things from 2014.

    Andrea, Thanks for the pictures of River with his family. What a cute kid he is.

  107. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Happy!…New Year all you Kats and Dawgs!…snort!…We are calling it a year here and going up to our warm soft beds…chuffle!

  108. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:40 pm on December 31st, 2014

    Rio, It is only 9:35 in Colorado! Whatsup with that?

  109. Staff
    11:41 pm on December 31st, 2014

    My those pillows look nice by the tree. I hope nothing happens to them tonight. Maybe Rio’s friend should put them up on a shelf or someplace safe…not that anything would happen. Cough cough.

    Just saying!

  110. c.hobbit
    12:33 am on January 1st, 2015

    Still raining here. So the neighborhood street and sidewalks have water on top of ice. It will freeze tonight into one big skating rink. Arrgh! Will probably stay home tomorrow.

    Let’s hope and plan and make 2015 bigger and better…Take care.

  111. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:41 am on January 1st, 2015

    Night all. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!!!!

  112. ML
    1:32 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year from the central time zone. Love y’all

  113. O'Howlers
    7:33 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year from Howling Arabians! We didn’t last until midnight. sigh

  114. Diane C.
    7:59 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New year from the left coast. I guess today’s (and this year’s) page will be getting a late start…

  115. Diane C.
    8:10 am on January 1st, 2015

    B, M and L–thanks for posting the encouraging note to prepare for “our” year. also agree with you and HOH about l) laminate; and 2) tile (although cleaning the grout is a pain).
    I did burn, but fell asleep watching Dr. Who. Now preparing to meditate, then leave for an attempt at Mt. Hollywood (no–the sign is on Mt. Lee, but adjacent, as the realtors say).

  116. dawson
    9:37 am on January 1st, 2015

    Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year!

    I didn’t stay up until midnight but the fireworks woke me up briefly at that time.

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