Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by New3rdTeacher, Dec 28, 2008.
Dec 30, 2008
having a small party at my house this year- dont know how many people are coming yet though!
I'm going to a friend's house. It probably won't get too crazy! I'm just glad I won't be by myself!
I am getting together with a bunch of my friends from college and having a small party. We aren't drinkers either, but I have already bought the sparkling grape juice for the effect! Hope everyone is able to stay safe!
We have been talking about going to Vermont to see a band we really, really like, so that is a possibility. My daughter wants me to take her to Times Square to see the Jonas Brothers but there is no chance of that madness:lol: I told her to have Nick send a limo but she said that they are keeping their relationship private and this would blow their cover. :lol:
If we don't do Vermont we will likely stay at home and watch the ball drop. The last couple years we have done just that.
We have decided to stay in, have our 2 best couple friends over, and play pitch and eat! I'm planning a menu now...stuffed mushrooms, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, pizza dip, Oreo truffles, and veggies, I think...
Here, you have to drive an hour to get anywhere decent to eat, and then what...there's nothing to do after that...plus, we don't have a babysitter, since there is a little casino night for all the teens. So we're going to have a kids' party in the basement, get the sparkling grape juice and everything. My oldest is going to "babysit" the younger ones, she is soooo excited (she's 7). She's getting paid $5-a bargain! I have to enjoy that while it lasts. Between the 3 of us couples, we have 8 kids, ages 7, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 2 (we were busy with baby showers for a while there!).
It's not worth being out on the roads that night! Stay in-be safe! We are going to go out on a "date" on Saturday to celebrate our "anniversary"-we went on our first date as teenagers on New Year's Eve. :wub:
No plans yet; we're happy homebodies!
I love reading what everyone is doing though!
My husband and I are staying home. He has to work on New Years Day (has to get up at 5:30am) so we can't stay up too late. I am just making some snacks for dinner. So far we're having coconut shrimp, pigs in a blanket and mozzarella sticks. I have to think of a few more things. If anyone is staying home what is your party menu????
I love the Melting Pot. Ask for a secluded booth. They have some shaped like half of a round circle (think teacup). Those were nice. My husband was startled though when he found out we had to cook our own meat. He didn't care for that experience but he enjoyed the rest of it enough to invite our kids to go and enjoy dessert (different time). I am going to make him take me again this year. It's different.
We are just staying in this year. OD on some football, eat, watch movies, and play games.
My daughter was asking me today what holiday was after Christmas, and I told her NYE. She wasn't sure what that was about, so I told her you stay up until midnight to welcome the new year. She asked me, "Do I have to stay up til midnight?" This coming from the girl who almost always begs to stay up later.
Dec 31, 2008
We are staying in! But my mom, sister, my husband and I are planning on making some finger foods...and then my sister and I LOVE sangria...so we're gonna make some sangrias and relax! None of my family is much for huge crowds---so this works for us!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy happy HAAAPPPY NEW YEAR!!
Very quiet evening here. My daughter has gone to a friend's for a sleep-over, my husband is working in the basement and my son and I are watching a very exciting Canada vs. US Junior hockey game (5-4 Canada right now).
I'll likely be a real party-pooper and go to bed long before midnight--I am fighting a cold and I have vowed to win.
My uncle and the boys are out shooting off bottle rockets. I have sparkling cider for them for midnight. I was going to take them downtown, but I managed to get a tummy bug and I just can't do it
We're hanging out at home tonight. My DH is watching LSU vs GT and yelling loudly at the tv.... or he was I guess now it's just such a disappointing game that he's gone quiet. I'm watching The American President and surfing on here Oh, and I just did lots of laundry... I'm putting off dishes
Jan 1, 2009
We just hung out at home. We had kind of a bummer evening. Two of my couple friends were coming over. One of them had sick kids, so they stayed home. The other, kind of made me mad. This is my best friend and her husband. She and I have a mutual friend who was also staying at home, but they live about 40 minutes away from my house. This friend wanted us to come to their place, but since we had already made plans, we said no. Plus, we didn't want to drag our kids out in the cold. Turns out, my friend told her they would come to our house, then go to theirs! So they did! I was kind of miffed. I wouldn't have minded, because this person is a friend, but her husband is an A-1 a$$. No one can stand him, he is arrogant and very self-centered. Plus my dh and him work together, and he is a jerk at work. So there was no way we were going there, even if it wasn't 40 minutes away.
Whatever. Go ahead. I was just pi$$ed that I made the food, they came and ate, then left.
Sorry if that didn't make sense! I had to vent a little...
On the upside, my food kicked this other chick's food in the tail. My mushrooms were outstanding. My jalapenos were kickin'. You ain't gettin' no cocktail weenie drowning in bbq sauce at my house...!
I spent the night with my 3 year old niece and 6 year old nephew. We had an evening of watching I Love Lucy episodes, eating pizza and brownies, and watching Horton Hears A Who. Everyone was asleep by 9:30. I woke up in time to ring in the new year and watch a late night movie. My niece woke up at 5 am and wanted in bed with me. Then the nephew woke up at 5:15 and got in bed with us. At 6:15 I shooed them out of bed and put a movie on. They fell asleep till 7:30.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!
We had declined a previous engagement, but at the last minute decided that we wanted to eat out (used a gift card )...the restaurant was very nice...hardly anyone there!
Afterwards, we had dessert at an ice cream shop. Got home around ll pm. Just in time to watch the ball drop (ll pm our time made it 12 midnight in NY). DH went straight to bed; but yelled out from the bedroom, "Happy New Year" around ll:50 (our time). hehe
I channeled-surfed, read emails, visited this site and then hit the sack at 2 am.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
We ended up having about 20 kids aged 7-22, and 10 adults. The kids played Rock Band and the adults sat around and talked and drank. ( I checked id for those young uns who wanted a drink
We went outside at midnight and let off about $200 of fireworks. We also had a dozen or so cans of silly string. The children had fun blowing their noise makers and shooting each other with silly string.
Then the child who collected the biggest ball of string from the ground got a prize!!
I finally went to bed around 3 am!!! Then we cleaned up and watched the Rose bowl.
Jan 2, 2009
Well, tonight my BF & I went to The Melting Pot like I said & many of you commented on it. It was a different experience. We liked it...don't know how often we'll go, I'm glad we got to experience it.
You ARE a teacher! LOL What a super idea!!! What was the prize???
That's about how we felt. I wouldn't mind going once a year or two but I don't need to go all the time. It's just interesting and different. Sometimes, in general, I get annoyed with going out to eat as a date. I feel after 13 years it is not at all original and is boring. We don't get many date nights per year.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is definitely not somewhere I would go on a regular basis but it's nice for a treat. I havn't been there in 7 or 8 years but I told my husband that's where i want to go for my birthday dinner. The closest one is over 50 miles away though
To be perfectly honest, neither my BF nor I care if we ever go again because there's so many other restaurants in our immediate area. Plus, I'm sure my $90 could be put towards something better. But, I had actually wanted to try it for yrs, so that's fine. :mellow:
We saw Seven Pounds before dinner & we liked it.