Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Go ahead. Tell me what you're doing tonight.

22 comments:

pixiemama said...

Sleeping, if possible.
How about you? Tell me you and Mark are doing something fun. We're not fun NYE people, although there was that one time, on NYE 2000 (you know, Y2K!) when I passed out cold at the stroke of midnight on top of a tall apartment building in Philadelphia. Very, very strange...

jess said...

Oh, you know the usual -

Meeting the jet at 2 for a leisurely trip down to St Barths. Soaking up what's left of the late afternoon sun before heading in for a quick workout, a massage and a luxurious nap in the island breeze.

An informal dinner with the girls where we'll celebrate an early new years - laughing, chatting, sitting at the table without struggle or complaint.

Tucking them, half asleep into bed and then retiring back to the beach with Matt to ring in the New Year with just the barest of essentials .. A bottle (or two) of Taittinger Rose, a big fat tin of Iranian Sevruga (and another of Osetra just for variety) with an endless supply of blinis and creme fraiche .. and, of course a small fireworks display for two.

Yep, just the usual.

Or, well, maybe I'll have a night that looks an awful lot like most other nights around here and then fall asleep in front of the TV by 10. I'll let you know.

Kim Stagliano said...

Jess, I'm all over that. Hold the caviar. Give me chocolate.

We're getting a bit of snow today. We did not get a babysitter. Mark says, "NYE is amateur's night out." Most of us over 21 say that! We'll have an easy night at home. The last big NYE part we went to resulted in Bella. (Did you know her middle name is Y2K?) I think I'll sleep on the couch tonight!

Diane Yellis said...

I'll be trying to keep Sophie away from the chocolate cheese cake that I'm bringing to my friend's house. It's only around the corner. That's the farthest this professional will go out on any given NYE.

Oh, and I'll be praying hard for my friend's son to get his ass out of Gaza safely. Hope you'll join me in that, Kim.

Here's to a peaceful and healthy 2009 with lots of recovered kids!

Amy in Idaho said...

Watching that same *!@& episode of Jeopardy for the millionth time (TiVo is such a blessing and a curse), picking up what seems like thousands of multi-colored blocks off the floor, coaxing my little one to eat at least one bite of chicken, Shoveling the snow that will be added to the over 80 inches we already have, briefly remembering at 10:30 pm that it's New Year's Eve and there are actually people left in the world that think it's a big deal.

In my mind at 10:31, I'll be joining Jess!

ahva-rahn said...

I played in a band for nearly 18 years. New Year ’s Eve was always a working night. Nowadays, I am a social misfit on these occasions, and don’t know what to do if I am not playing Eddie Van Halen guitar solos and yelling ‘you might as well Jump’. I suspect I will be in bed by 9:30pm given the sense the snow brings, but I don’t really want to bring in the New, as much as I want to kick 2008 in the arse. Good riddance to it.
Happy New Year, Kim
Slainte.

Kim Stagliano said...

Amy in Idaho, "I'll take perseveration for $200 Alex." I feel your pain.

My Boston Irish Friend, Slainte to you too - Jump - too too funny. Did you attempt to listen to David Lee Roth when he took over from Howard Stern on BCN? Painful.

Diane, I will pray for the boy. What is he doing in Gaza?

K

Diane Yellis said...

He's Israeli of army age. Mandatory service. Paratrooper. Fighting Hamas. Its stinks.

Happy New Year Kim. Hmmmm.....didn't I say that already?

Navywifeandmom said...

Nothing much really. My husband has duty so it is just me and the kids. I'll probably have me a cup of hot apple cider and watch the ball drop on TV after I put the kids to bed.

We are officially beginning the SCD diet the day after New Years so we've got cider galore in the fridge in all forms - popsicles, gelatin, and just plain drinkable cider.

Petra said...

Boys want to stay up tonite, so I'll let them for a bit. Goal is to have them tucked in and asleep by 10 pm, and then momma will pass out shortly there after.

It's been a long, long, long time that New Year's Eve meant fun, drinks, going out and all that. My goal is to eventually get back into all that.. but I think it'll be a few more years.. LOL

[word ver "menati" as in Italian for menace?? Oh how I wish I had the energy (or the company) to be a menace..]

Petra said...

Oh, and depending on whether or not I can scratch out a little ALONE time for me, I may have a date with Mr. Chardonnay or Cabana Boy Kahlua...

:)

Kiki said...

Enjoying pizza then watching Big Love DVDs on my lap top while the 3 kids watch movies in front of the fire and my husband works on models.

Kim Stagliano said...

Yo, Kiki = your husband works on models? Tell me you mean Lionel trains and not Gisele Bundchens! :) Enjoy!!

My Bella just imitated no fewer than FIVE sounds for me and said goodbye as I tucked her in! OK, she uses the Aloha method - one sound means hello and goodbye - but she was waving and I sure know what she meant! I'm happy. 2009 is going to bring us all wonderful things. I wish them the most for our children though. I want miracles for them. I do.

drama mama said...

Going out for the first time in 10 years.

My friend scored my $100 seats to Dame Edna tonight.

Happy New Year, poppets!

LisaL said...

I'm stuck in a hotel room after cancelling New Year's plans with my extended family due to the snow storm. People are walking around outside. What kind of crazy people walk around the city in six inches of snow? Becca's sound asleep, hubby has crashed in front of the TV. Maybe I'll sneak downstairs and enjoy the hot tub by myself.

Diane Yellis said...

Kim --

New Year's Eve is a special night for our kids. Three years ago tonight, after coming home from a friend's house (also local!) Sophie said "night, night" for the first time. I will never forget that night.

Amanda said...

Well we made it thru, the bear was pacing the house screaming, I was hurling in bowl beside the bed, hot hubs was clinging to the en suite loo and Scrumpy was in the other loo. The end of 2008 was NOT fun - I can't remember feeling SO ill - and 2009 can only get better!

Happy New Year!

One Blue Marble said...

We stayed in, while a blizzard blew through... Bringing a migraine with it. So when 2009 tiptoed in, and found me fast asleep.

Happy New Year!

Petra said...

Thanks you all - I realize that I am in very good company when it comes to New Year's Eve DUDs (except for of course Drama Mama's plans.. LOL).

As mentioned, I had plans with Mr. Chardonnay.. but it didn't get beyond a mild flirtation. After only one glass my computer screen started getting blurry (as I was feverisly working away at trying to squeeze in as many deductible medical expenses BEFORE midnite)!! So sad on multiple levels.. (what the heck happened to the girl that could drink her 6ft 4, 240 lb Irish neighbor under the table in less than 4 hours???).

Kim, loved Bella's Aloha to 2008/2009. Here's to many more miracles for 2009 indeed - not just for the kids though, for their mommas (and several absolutely amazing and wonderful daddies) too!!!

[word ver welost?? What the heck?? Well, truth be told, a 'wee lost' I am....]

Kim Stagliano said...

Dame Edna? What fun! Drama, did you know my agent's partner is Charles Busch? Look him up and faint with joy. :)

JC in SoCal said...

We live in SoCal, but we have a New York New Year's Eve. My family and four others all have little ones under the age of 4 (11 kids total!). We get together at one of our homes for a casual dinner and poker. We watch the ball drop on TV at 9:00, and then head for home no later than 9:30. The kids don't know the difference! I was passed out by 10:30, and then woken up by my crazy neighbors who had fireworks that sounded as loud as the fireworks at Disneyland! Happy 2009!

Drama Mama said...

Uh, Kim, YES, I know about the Busch connection (remember, you went to his show...)

Dame Edna was awesome. And free.

But we still got home in time to watch the ball with the girlies!