Saturday, December 31, 2011

Live from New York City...It's New Year's Eve!

Looking Down to Times Square

In a moment of forgetting how much I dislike crowds -- yes, I know I live in Manhattan -- I got theater tickets for this afternoon. I had a wonderful time with my beautiful goddaughter and we enjoyed the play, but we were three blocks from Times Square, which was wall to wall people. By the time we left the theater the space inside these barricades was filled with the people we will see on television a little later. It is a perfect day to be outside in New York this year. Last year we were recovering from the Christmas blizzard, but today was in the 50s and mild.

I am delighted to be spending the evening with friends in my neighborhood, where it looks like any other Saturday night. We will have dinner at a new Greek restaurant and then champagne and cupcakes at one of our friends' apartments. Low key, warm and festive and I will be happy to watch the ball drop from a cozy living room. I will then take the bus home and get a good night's sleep. Tomorrow morning is 2012!

My warmest and sweetest wishes to all who have joined me in Buttercupland this year. I have been blessed again and again and count myself among the luckiest of women to have such dear friends!  

13 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Your plans for the evening sound wonderful. I'm grateful for your friendship through blogging. Happy New Year!

Barbara F. said...

Those sound like really wonderful plans! I now find I am on my way to New Jersey! Happy New Year!! xo

Marydon said...

Carol, you got a fab pic shot! It is so pretty during the holiday seasons up there. That is when I love NYC the best.

What a fun & enjoyable eve you will have. Cupcake bite for me! Bet you have your traveling shoes preparing for 2012 already.

Happy New Year, sweet friend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Susie said...

Buttercup...Wishing you the best this new year. I love the picture of looking toward Times Square. I love N.Y.C. and one day hope to stay there a week before christmas. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

peggy said...

Sooooo....we won't be seeing you on TV as the ball drops....

Love the picture and all your posts. And your celebration sounds wonderful. Happy New Year.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Ah sounds like the prefect day and evening too.
Thinking of you and wanted to come by and wish you a very Happy New Year and to thank you for being my friend this year
Love
Maggie

Becky K. said...

Happy New Year....I love the sounds of your day!! We enjoyed the evening with family.

TARYTERRE said...

SOUNDS like you had the perfect evening with your friends. I got to hear a concert featuring a Vegas crooner singing Sinatra's old songs. Now that we've put 2011 to bed. May joy and good health bless you in 2012. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A very Happy New Year! 2012 is here and another year has begun. It will be a good one I think! Have a wonderful New Year!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a perfect evening to me:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Lynda said...

Sounds like the perfect day to finish 2011. So glad you had a great plan.

Betty Rubble said...

I'm 2 days late, but Happy New Year! And you're so welcome for becoming an Auntie this past year--I did my best to accomodate :)

Nancy M. said...

When I was younger I always wanted to be at Times Square on New Year's Eve. Now, I'm not so sure! We went to my sister-in-law's house and had lots of food and shot off our own fireworks. It was so much fun, I only wish I had gotten home in time to see the ball drop. That's what I usually do most years is watch Times Square and Dick Clark. Your plans sounded great too!