Some Short Musings On New Year’s Eve 2022

We have no plans to celebrate tonight. Both still feeling flat after Covid, and not in the mood to venture out or invite anyone into the house, it will be all I can do to try to stay awake until one second past midnight.

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Tomorrow, we are having our Christmas Dinner on New Year’s Day. The turkey we couldn’t face eating when we were ill is thawing ready to go into the oven in the morning, and the stuffing, bacon, and pigs in blankets are ready to accompany it. I have a feeling it will make at least three meals, plus sandwiches and some offcuts for Ollie.

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The weather is still damp, raining on and off. The sky is battleship grey, and the cold wind is still blowing. Another quite miserable dog-walk is looming.

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Whatever you are doing tonight, I hope you enjoy it. Bid farewell to 2022 with no regrets, a year best forgotten for many of us.

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68 thoughts on “Some Short Musings On New Year’s Eve 2022

  1. 2022 was a tough year for many of my friends, not just because of COVID but also because it also marks the end of a triplet combo of ruling planets that are negative for everyone born around my birth time. It is a time that jarred us all and woke us up to new beginnings. It was tough but it tought all of us to stand up for ourselves and take charge, and not let life and people push us around. We are struggling but at least we learnt to swim without a lifebuoy. Next year will be better than this for sure.

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      1. Thanks Pete! It is more of a determination to stay positive. You’ve heard of Law of Atraction? When you believe something’s going to happen it does. I guess, you should begin believing that it will be sunny tomorrow. 😋 May be keep that suntan lotion ready too.

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  2. Pleased you have recovered for a belated Christmas dinner on New Year. Out the worst of 2022 behind you. Look forward to all the best in 2023, including a genuine peace in Ukraine.
    All the best bits for Ollie.

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  3. (1) “It will be all I can do to try to stay awake until one second past midnight.” That’s okay, Pete. After that, they’re all sloppy seconds!
    (2) Christmas turkey on New Year’s Day. I thaw what you did there!
    (3) “The sky is battleship grey.” Do battleships come in fifty shades of grey? I’m just wondering how sexy your sky is there…
    (4) Here’s an idea. Julie could become a femme fatale tonight. She could smear some poison on her lips, invite Father Time over for a snack between eleven-thirty and twelve, and then, when the midnight hour arrives, she could kiss 2022 goodbye. To celebrate, you could then serve yourselves a martini. Shaken, not stirred.

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  4. In our town chock full of retirees, they drop the ball at 10:00 pm so people can celebrate and then go home. Needless to say, we stay home and who knows if we will stay awake until midnight. I wish you a very happy New Year, Pete. My best to Julie and Ollie as well.

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  5. A New Year is always a new start and I always feel optimistic. Of course I felt that way at the start of 2020. Boy was I wrong that year! Oh well we can always hope for the best (but prepare for the worst) Happy New Year. Enjoy the turkey dinner.

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  6. I hope you will start the New Year in better health. I wish you the best, of course. My thoughts go particularly to the devastated Ukrainians and to the poor Russian soldiers who want nothing to do with the war. Let us hope 2023 will see an end to it.

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    1. I can see no end to the war in Ukraine next year. And the way things are going, there could be a different war too, in Taiwan. Mankind has learned nothing in thousands of years. Profit, greed, territory. It has always been the same.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. I stopped celebrating ‘New Year’ many years ago now: it all seems like a lot of fuss about nothing, but I know it means a lot to many people, so I am very happy to wish anybody & everybody I know a Happy New Year 😀 Cheers, Jon.

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  8. We’ll be having our home Christmas dinner tomorrow, with a chicken not turkey, accompanied by veggies. No pigs involved and no stuffing, bread or cranberry sauce either – I can’t begin to imagine how we managed to eat all that stuff years ago!

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