The last New Year's Eve
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After about 10 years of venturing out to watch our movies, we began renting them (remember those days?) and bringing them home so we could just stay home and eat our Chinese Food and watch our funny (bad) movie from the comfort of our living room.
This tradition continued for about 25 or more years but when my brother remarried, it changed. I'm not complaining - his new wife had her own traditions and it seemed perfectly natural that they would shift to her New Year's Eve celebrations with her family.
So for the last 12 or so years, hubs and I have quietly watched the New Year arrive. We still order in Chinese Food and watch a movie. The last few years we've watched one on our Smart TV either through NetFlix or Cinema Now. How times change!
Actually the last time we both managed to stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop in Times Square was 2004. In fact in the year 2000 I watched it alone, waiting for something apocalyptic to happen, while hubs snored in bed. Last year hubs saw midnight alone as I was tired and went to bed!
Funny thing - this year we forgot. We had Chinese Food on December 30th because we forgot that the next day was New Year's Eve. It didn't matter, we ate leftovers. At 6 p.m. No more eating Chinese Food at 9 o'clock at night!
Then we watched a movie (yes it was bad - Tom Cruise in a badly acted and written Mission Impossible movie) using my Western Digital Passport external hard drive plugged into the USB port of our Smart TV. More changes. The movie was over at 9:30 and by 10 we were both in bed asleep!
So there you have it - how my New Year's Eve Celebrations have changed drastically over the decades. Funny thing is I enjoy them more now than I did when it was a wild and crazy evening.
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