Be happy or else!
The New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented.
In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night is observed on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day.
New Year's Eve is celebrated universally December 31 according to the year numbering of the CE (Common Era), or AD (Anno Domini) convention, even in non-Christian nations. Traditional and religious celebrations for e.g. the Muslim and Jewish new year, which occur on different dates, are still celebrated separately in the cultures that observe them, on the appropriate dates each year.
The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January, continuing the practice of the Roman calendar. There are numerous calendars that remain in regional use that calculate the New Year individually.
We do the celebrations in "low-key". The need to get "blasted" went away about 40 years ago so now we head to the Elks Lodge and celebrate with dear friends. we end up the evening with hot chocolate and a cinnamon roll! Beats the heck out of a hangover!
We got phone calls from Jon Liles (grandson), the Chartiers, Mitch & Zachary Lind, and Robin & Bob Duda.
It's going to be one to remember !!
What a great year... We are really into this retirement thing now and our activity level increases with almost every day! We keep dancing every time we get a chance and the golf game has actually improved. We are getting good at museum's and local gardens. The babies are doing fantastic for being 15 years old.... They guard the house every night we are gone.
Kat is doing OK and Aunt Kaye is doing swell!
Life is pretty good except for the ticket Paul got on the way home.
"But officer, I is sexy! My wife told me so !!"
We began the day at Old Ranch in an attempt to play golf. James joined us along with Bunnaford. Van was a new addition to the happy holiday season. We finished the 19th hole and headed for home to visit the babies.
The best hole of the day was 19!
Franko (Old Ranch House Manager), Linda, James, Bunnaford, Sue, Paul, and Juan (Old Ranch Maitre' dei)
Off to the Elks Santa Ana for New Years Eve with our dancing friends!! Life with the "old folks" is just a blast... Funny, giggles, sharing,....
I always wanted to a pappa-rat-zee but could never spell it!
The ladies line up
Not to be outdone.... The boys will be boys
We watched the parade and made plans to go see the floats but alas, the weather seemed a little bit scary. We were lazy so we stayed around the house until lunch and we went to Old Ranch and spent a few hours dining and viewing the snow on the mountains. Afterwards we came home and did our newsletter for our dance clubs before watching Christmas moviess.
The reason we not NOT see the floats this year