Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday 30 December, 2006

On the 6th day of Christmas:
my true love gave to me..

6 Geese a laying.

Six geese a-laying' refer to the six days of the Creation.

Yesterday, while reading Corey's blog "Tongue in Cheek" she mentioned a contest, The Short Short Short Short Short Short Fiction Competition.
Basically it requires a story be written using only 6 words. It seems that this effort is patterened after the E. Hemmingway story: "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn."
All entries should be emailed here with 'Short Short Short Short Short Short Fiction' in the subject line of the email by midnight (GMT) 31 December 2006. Only one entry per person as well please.

It continues to be cold here; 22.3° F.. Last night it was 17°. No snow makes it hard for me to find beauty in the drab, grey days.

Some of my readers may remember the photo I posted of me holding a new babe.
As I mentioned in that post, she and her parents live katty-corner from us. We've been invited to spend New Years Eve at their home amongst a small gathering of family and friends.
New Years Eve has been one of the least celebrated holidays for us. We used to go out to the Fire hall for the fireman's annual party, but I was a member and that required meeting the social obligations. Besides, they needed someone sober to drive ambulance should the need arise. Fortunately that need never arose, the Boy Scout Motto states: Be prepared.

Usually we are in bed long before midnight. On a few occasions, D. has stayed up to watch the ball fall in Times Square, NYC, on the teley. She is predicting we'll be home from the neighbors party by 2200 this year. I'm holding out for 0015. At that hour even a sip of bubbly will require an escort to get me home safely. ;-)

Question for today: What plans have ye for the eve of a new year?

M. recieves Christmas card from brother J.. Says: from your son.
Raucous laughter ensued!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year's celebration - and of course a fantastic year ahead! And we'll see you in Paris! xo

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a lovely NY Eve - what a beautiful baby! (My mother once set a card to her niece that said, 'Happy Birthday Hubby'!!!) The laughter it causes is the best gift of all!!!)

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I plan on staying home and watching movie with a fruity Chardonnay..

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stay home on New Year's Eve. I'm not a fan of mandatory celebrations in general. I'd rather just celebrate a little every day. (Not meaning that I drink every day - I'm a teetotaler.)

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, sweetie!

I will be fixing myself a nice dinner and drinking cranberry juice. Just me and my cats, which is fine. I went out and partied last year and that will do me for a few years!

Tomorrow I will visit my family.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Happy New Year!

In the past I have stayed home for NYE, or gone to a friend's house for a party. Tonight Allan and I are going to have dinner in a nice restaurant, then at midnight we'll have a Veuve Cliquot toast. I haven't dressed up for New Year's in ages...

11:41 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

Happy New Year Rel - thank you for the sweet coment you left me, and for all your support. you are offically my blog uncle now :-) xo

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...


I will be asleep long before the clock turns to 2007. However, since it is almost 2007 at the dateline as I write this, that works.

Be safe my friend.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Six days had me, I couldn't imagine what six days would symbolize!
I am enjoying these 12 days!!

Love the photo of you and the sweet little baby doll!!

5:06 PM  

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