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MY BIG PLANS FOR NEW YEARS EVE, 2006
12/30/2006 1:56:30 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

How a grandma is going to bring in the New Year 2007..

My New Years Eve Party will probably start around 7PM
on Sunday night, December 31st, 2006.
I will arrive at my daughter and son-in-laws beautiful
home and be lovingly greeted by them along with the sound
of running feet coming from the upstairs bedrooms and
more coming up the steps from the family room.. "Baba's
here, Baba's here" will be heard for about 5 minutes until
all the owners of the running feet and yelling voices have
been properly hugged and kissed and settled down.."What
did you bring, Baba?" will be heard next..Then the noise
of the opening of the bags and came along with me into the
house..Out will come the party hats for 6, leis for 6, some
noisemakers, confetti, snacks, fake champaign(apple)
along with the proper plastic glasses for toasting at
midnight, potato chips and dip, etc..Just what a normal
babysitting Grandma would know to bring when spending the
New Years Eve with 4 loving children, from ages 12 to
age 3&1/2...

Soon parents are hugged and kissed out the door, with
promises of calls to check in later..

Now the party will begin..The kids run, they never walk,
and bring out the paper bowls and paper plates, and the
drinks of pepsi or coke or sprite, which are only for
tonight, as the parents have strict no lots of sugar
rules..I just nod my head when they talk about how much
sugar should be given to them, and smile, because I know
that tonight all rules will not be followed, and so do
my daughter and her husband..for it is either no me to
babysit, or the no-sugar rule..guess who won??

We keep the TV on of course, to follow the descending
ball at Times Square, while we play different card games
or board games. This too shall pass quickly..Out come the
gameboys, the MP3 players, and other electrical or plug in ear type games for 1 person only.. Well, Grandma has packed
her own electronic sudoku crossword puzzle thingamajig,
so between games and snacking, and short breaks for the
bathroom or a phone call, we are all happy..

Now it is around 10pm and the pizza arrives..some tummies
are too full, so some eat some save for later, which will
wind up being tomorrow..Soon it is 11pm and the hats are
quickly put on heads, leis already are around our necks,
it is decided that the pop should go in the champagne
glasses, because no one particularly liked apple juice
anyway. So that is settled..By this time the youngest is already wanting to rest his head on my lap, but does not
want to miss anything this year..he will be the first to
take off his hat as he cannot get comfortable with it on.

By this time, everybody is in their pj's, stomachs full,
glasses half empty of pop, just enough left for our
toast, pillows all over the floor and couches, bodies
getting really relaxed and it is almost 11:50..Hurried
runs to the bathroom occur when the time is announced..

The kids will all want to sit together real close to each
other, with their toast glasses in their hands as the ball
descends down..when it gets to 10,9,8,7,6,5..everybody
stands up, 4,3,2,1..then we will toot our tooters and throw
a little confetti (as I am the one who will have to pick
it up afterwards)..We all hug and kiss and say Happy New
New Year to each other..Then the outside fireworks will
start, and everybody will run to the front windows, and
pull up the venetian blinds for all the subdivision to see
us in our pj's, neighbors will wave at us and we'll wave back at them.

Then we run to the back bay windows where the same process
is repeated..more neighbors out and more waving..kids see
who the other kids are, that have made it up to midnight.

After about 10 minutes of this, there is a migration up
the stairs to all of their bedrooms, with the excuse they
are just going up there to watch some TV..Sure, 4 kids in
separate bedrooms, all deciding at 12:45am on New Years Day,
2007, at the same time, they just want to watch TV in bed..

I will give them half an hour and all will be done in. Then
I will carefully check out each of them, turn off their
TV's, and make sure they are all snug and covered up..
Then I will go into my daughters huge king size bed and
start to read the good book I had brought with me, but that
will be the last thing I will remember until morning.this
I am sure of.

Such interesting and exciting plans I have, and wouldn't
change them for the world...


HAVE A HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!


Barbara Sue,
aka Grandma Baba


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More Blogs by Barbara Sue
• WHAT DO YOU THINK? - Wednesday, October 07, 2009
• Loving Someone - Tuesday, September 29, 2009
• OVERHEARD - Thursday, September 03, 2009
• MORE THOUGHTS - Friday, July 17, 2009
• THINK ABOUT IT - Saturday, May 09, 2009
• TRUISM - Wednesday, May 06, 2009
• DIFFERENT TWIST TO SOME WORDS - Wednesday, April 29, 2009
• HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE?? - Friday, April 10, 2009
• HIGHER POWER - Monday, April 06, 2009
• THOUGHT 28 - Monday, March 30, 2009
• Reality Check - Sunday, March 22, 2009
• WEEKEND THOUGHTS - Friday, March 20, 2009
• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Thursday, March 19, 2009
• FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• GRANDPARENTS - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• FAMOUS THOUGHTS ON CHILDHOOD - Monday, January 26, 2009
• PEACE OF MIND - Thursday, January 22, 2009
• IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• IT IS A WOMAN THING - Saturday, November 15, 2008
• FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Thursday, October 02, 2008
• BAD TIMING** - Thursday, August 28, 2008
• Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder - Tuesday, May 20, 2008
• Heaven is screening its applicants - Saturday, April 26, 2008
• FAILURE - Monday, March 17, 2008
• SHARED WORDS OF WISDOM - Friday, February 22, 2008
• A CYNICS GUIDE TO LIFE...... - Thursday, January 17, 2008
• A Politically Correct Christmas Story - Sunday, December 16, 2007
• HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY LIFE - Sunday, November 25, 2007
• EYE HALVE A SPELLING CHEQUER - Friday, November 16, 2007
• HOW COMPANIES GOT THEIR NAMES - Friday, November 02, 2007
• POOR MR SMITH - Friday, October 19, 2007
• FYI - Saturday, October 13, 2007
• DONKEY STORY - Thursday, October 04, 2007
• The Surgeon and the Mechanic - Thursday, September 27, 2007
• THE GREAT TRUTHS OF LIFE..... - Wednesday, September 19, 2007
• REMEMBER... - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
• ARE YOU A BUTTON WEARER?? - Thursday, September 06, 2007
• WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? - Monday, August 27, 2007
• IS SEX ON THE SABBATH OK?? - Tuesday, August 14, 2007
• DID YOU KNOW THIS? - Friday, July 20, 2007
• FOR THE WOMEN WHO CAN HANDLE THIS... - Monday, July 09, 2007
• Moods of Men and Women - Wednesday, June 13, 2007
• Woman driver - Sunday, June 03, 2007
• BILL CLINTON CLOCK - Thursday, May 31, 2007
• SOMETHING ABOUT EVE - Thursday, May 31, 2007
• FRIENDS WITHOUT FACES.. - Thursday, May 17, 2007
• MOTHERS DAY... - Friday, May 11, 2007
• A TRUE SENIOR MOMENT.. - Monday, April 23, 2007
• Just an update... - Monday, April 09, 2007
• YOU BETTER SLOW DOWN - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
• GRANDMA BABA - Saturday, March 24, 2007
• Retirement Fun - Friday, March 16, 2007
• GIFTS FOR THE TEACHER - Thursday, March 01, 2007
• TEACHERS SALARIES - Wednesday, February 28, 2007
• FRIENDS - Thursday, February 22, 2007
• TO CYNDI FROM GRANDMA - Tuesday, February 13, 2007
• OUR PARADOX - Sunday, January 28, 2007
• I HEAR YOU - Wednesday, January 24, 2007
• A POINT OF VIEW - Monday, January 22, 2007
• Questions......Questions... - Saturday, January 20, 2007
• TRUE TRUE HAPPINESS - Friday, January 19, 2007
• FRIENDS...WE ALL NEED THEM... - Tuesday, January 16, 2007
• HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL...... - Friday, January 12, 2007
• GRANDMA BABA GETS HER NASCAR ON SIRIUS RADIO!!! - Tuesday, January 09, 2007
• JUST CHECKING IN....BY GRANDMA BABA. - Sunday, January 07, 2007
• God's Coffee - Wednesday, January 03, 2007
•  MY BIG PLANS FOR NEW YEARS EVE, 2006 - Saturday, December 30, 2006  
• CHRISTMAS MEMORIES REMAIN ALWAYS - Saturday, December 23, 2006
• CHOICE - Monday, December 18, 2006
• MORE RAMBLINGS.. - Saturday, December 16, 2006
• PLEASE HELP ME--DOES ANYONE KNOW THE ANSWER? - Sunday, December 10, 2006
• REALITY ACTUALITIES - Sunday, December 03, 2006
• REMEMBER ME - Friday, December 01, 2006
• AN ANONYMOUS POEM ABOUT GRANDMA - Thursday, November 30, 2006
• POETRY LOVER - Sunday, November 26, 2006
• How to finish off those lingering leftovers - Saturday, November 25, 2006
• INPORTANT NOTICE -- PLEASE READ - Saturday, November 18, 2006
• FYI - Friday, November 17, 2006
• Ohioana Library Association Annual Awards - Tuesday, November 14, 2006
• Politics....Politics...No More Nasty Ads... - Wednesday, November 08, 2006
• MELL OF A HESS - Thursday, November 02, 2006
• 2nd Happening-Continuation of 10-26 post - Sunday, October 29, 2006
• New Ramblings from Me to You - Thursday, October 26, 2006
• Ramblings - Wednesday, September 20, 2006
• GRANDMA BABA SAYS - Tuesday, July 04, 2006


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