Monday, December 31, 2012

All Around the Town...

...New Yorkers are getting ready to celebrate. 

It's almost party time in New York. In some places where citizens of Buttercupland reside it is 2013, but we still have almost eight more hours here. In a few hours I will be joining friends for dinner, conversation and laughter. I am in charge of the dinner, and in a very simplified fashion that meant consulting with a friend and ordering Chinese food online. I am also in charge of the ice cream selection and I will stop at the drugstore and choose two flavors for tonight. One will be chocolate and one will be something other. I am leaning to Heath Bar Crunch, one of my favorites.  This is not the usual dinner out or highly coordinated potluck, but it felt just right and took just the right amount of energy. Ice cream and Chinese food -- including orange chicken -- are highly indulgent and I am happy to forget calories and salt count for one night.  

Tomorrow I am going to post my "word" for 2013 and then begin a series on goals for the year ahead. Before 2012 is only a memory I want to extend my thanks and affection for the friendship and support I received from all of you throughout the year. I am so blessed to have found this corner of Blogland and equally blessed by all who visit here. I wish you and your families good health and happiness in 2013, and my special wish that my path crosses with many of you this year. 

Happy, healthy, joyous wishes for 2013!

19 comments:

Lorraine said...

Chinese food and ice-cream... it doesn't get better than that (IMHO)!

Happy New Year, sweet Friend!

Melinda said...

Same to you, Carol.

Dinner sounds yummy!

We are off to friends house in the snow for our celebration.

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to you 2013 word.
I'll be posting mine soon.

M :)

Maple Lane said...

We picked up Chinese food to bring home for tonight. Such a joy knowing you. Blessings to you in the new year.

Lauren Davenport said...

Have a great time tonight!

Chatty Crone said...

You all know how to celebrate.
To a wonderful new year - 2013! sandie♥

Terra said...

Your party and food selections will be a fabulous success. I am choosing a word for 2013 too. Happy New Year, dear one.

Barbara F. said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening and NYE celebration. I no longer can deal with crowds and the craziness that is NYC on NYE. No way! Wishing you the best for a bright and happy New Year. xo

Never Forsaken said...

Chinese food sounds like a good meal to celebrate the New Year! Hope you have a great time...
Happy New Year, & God bless!

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm glad you have such a lovely life with friends and lots of things to do. May it be even lovelier in 2013!

Lynda said...

Happy New Year to you, too! I am going to be playing catch-up on blog-reading in the next few days so will be reading all this backwards.
You are a smart hostess. It's best to save the time and energy for your guests so you can enjoy your party, too! We will be watching Times Square on the TV later. From NYC tonight to the Rose Parade in California tomorrow!

Keetha Broyles said...


Very fun party hats!

I'm celebrating the New Year too - - - right here, in my pj's, in my own home, watching my own TV (bowl game) and checking e-mail and blogs.

Best way to celebrate, and no party hat required!

Nellie said...

Sounds like a winning plan for the evening!

I've really enjoyed following your blog this year! Sending along many wishes for a Happy New Year!

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

It sounds like a wonderful New Years eve! I've got my party hats and noise makers ready but they won't really be used until tomorrow when my children and their families come for New Years Day dinner. Best wishes for all good things in the New Year!

Jacquelineand.... said...

It sounds like a fabulous New Year celebration! May your year be filled with joy and blessings!

Mimi said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I of course HAD to watch the NEW YEARS eve celebration from TIME SQUARE!!!I love that big ball dropping..would love to see it in person one year...but doubt I could stand in one spot all day...and brave that COLD weather!!!
Your New Year'S eve celebration sounded like so much fun!!!
We went out to dinner with the family and then over to one of our neighbors house.....it was fun....wine was flowing and POW.....out came the champagne!!!
I love celebrating with family and friends!!
SO glad we are friends....
one day we will meet face to face
HUGS,
jamie

Maggid said...

Joy Filled, Healthy, Inspired, Prosperous New Year to YOU!!
love & love,
-g-

Theresa said...

Sounds yummy to me:) I love both Chinese food and ice cream! Have a blessed beginning of this New Year! BIG HUGS!

Amrita said...

Happy New Year to you

Valerie said...

Happy New Year, Carol! Thanks for dropping by and leaving your sweet comments on my blog. Your New Year's celebration sounded delicious...Chinese food (my 3 kiddos love "chicken on a stick" (i.e. Teriyaki chicken) and who doesn't love ice cream! Did you end up going with Heath Bar Crunch? That's a favorite of mine too...especially in a Dairy Queen Blizzard!

Blessings to you in 2013!

Val