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Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday 5 for December 30: Forward


From Scrivener's Friday 5 blog comes the last entry for 2016.

1. What are you looking forward to in your personal life in 2017?

Increasing my income, a new job, strengthening and maintaining my friendships, definitely maintaining my health and perhaps traveling.

2. What's something you're planning ahead for?

If I have enough money, travel to the mainland in August 2017 to view the total eclipse of the sun.

3. How intense is your to-do list for the last days of the year?

Not very. Do the laundry. Pay bills. Clean. Routine stuff.

4. What's something you'd like to jump past, between now and the end of the year?

Bills.

5. How will you ring in the new year?

Usually very quietly on New Year's Eve. I avoid any and all parties. I am not a wild celebratory type of person. I prefer to stay at home, observe the insane firecracker noise from the safety of my own place. I try not to drive on New Year's eve. Gotta avoid collisions with the drunk drivers.

Early the next morning as I have done for several years now, I go out and take a picture of the first sunrise of the new year.... rain or shine. If it is raining I take a picture of where the sun should come up and show the rain. I publish the photos to my Flickr photostream and other social media sites.

I will more than likely take my first walk of the new year by pushing it 3 miles that day.

After that I sometimes go to Don Quijote Store and watch them burst the fireworks and have the Chinese dragon people come over and make a lot of noise. Asians make a big deal of ringing in the New Year.

That's about it. Hope you all have a Happy New Year.


New Year's Day @ Don Quijote Store - 2013. For 2017 it is the Year of the Rooster.

3 comments:

  1. Wow--it's so cold here that fireworks aren't a big thing.

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  2. Mel, thanks for the map of the path of the sun across the US mainland. And the New Year celebrations with dancing dragons. At least I think those are dragons. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
    Kwizgiver, stay warm!

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  3. Yeah, we get the fireworks here, but in our case, it's just people in the yards--usually in a snowbank--blowing things up. If it's a really fun year, we get sirens too when the firemen come put out their house fire.

    Have a great New Years. I don't blame you about wanting to skip past bills!

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