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Dec 29, 2008

Long time no post

Wow, it has a week since I last posted. I have sort of taken a blog vacation. I went out of town for the holiday and amazingly stayed off the computer for over 48 hours!! It was actually refreshing and I think we all need to take a break some time. This week will be one of organizing and cleaning. The kids are thrilled about that of course! I have almost finished putting away any signs of Christmas. I thought I was done but I noticed my tablecloth and a few small odds and ends. Now I have to put those items some place that I will remember next year since all the rest of my stuff has been packed away.

Now it is time to have everything cleaned up and ready to bring in the new year. I always remember growing up that we had to have the house super tidy and as dust-free and clutter-free as we could get it. The point was that you entered the new year in a clean home. I don't really think it makes any difference on what happens in that new year but I guess I feel like it is a tradition. Oh how my family loves this tradition ha ha! Another tradition we have is we put some cash under the doormat at all the entryways of our home on New Year's eve. Dwayne's Grandmother always used to do that when she was alive. Supposedly more money will come into your home for the new year. Again, not sure that one has worked either but we continue to do it year after year.

So what about you? Do you and your family have any special traditions for the new year? Please share so I don't think we are the only weird family we know!


  1. Oh, how I love those old traditions! Of course, you can't have a New Year's dinner without greens (to bring your home more money), black eyed peas (to bring good fortune) and chitterlings (I can't remember why this one was so--it's been a long time since anyone I know has done this!).

    My mother-in-law is going to hook us up!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year my friend! ;)

  3. Black eyed peas and cornbread for a good year, and a new(used horshoe placed above the entrance comming in and going out for good luck and the horshoes must be hung right side up (like a u) so the luck can fill up and not spill out

  4. Sounds like a fun tradition. My family does not have any New Year's traditions.

    We definitly don't have a clean house. LOL. Our tree and all of our decorations are always still up way past Christmas. This year I decided we will get it all put away by Sunday, Jan. 4. It takes us 2-3 days to put it all away because we have so many decorations and a 12-foot artificial tree.

    Happy New Year!!

  5. For the past 10 years my DH and I have been volunteers
    at "Providence First Night Events"
    Now called "Bright Nights"
    We usually work the children's crafts center. So much fun we help them make noisemakers and masks and of course we make ours too. We then join in the New Years Parade and watch the fireworks. This is a family affair and no drinking allowed.
    May you and your family have a prosperous, healthy Happy New Year 2009


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