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New Year's Eve Ideas

What Are Your Postfamily Holiday Plans?

I love the week between Christmas and New Year's. Everyone seems to be not working, working remotely, or just phoning it in. Maybe you're traveling or friends are coming to town, but at some point the holidays go from family time to friend time. And that is a wonderful thing.

I definitely relied on this how-to-find-alone-time advice over the last week while I was at my sister's. But that was very difficult, as she has four children (ages six, five, two, and seven weeks) who will find you and turn it into a game of hide-n-seek. They are cuddly, hilarious, and pure evil in Janie and Jack.

So when I got on the plane, barely escaping the East Coast storm, and headed west to San Francisco, I relished the calm (or sleep aid?) that washed over me. I started making to-do lists on my phone for all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning I need to do before friends from New York arrive Wednesday for our New Year's weekend of champagne, hot tubs, and absolutely no hiking in Big Sur.

So, yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Family time is over; friend time is on. What are you doing?

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totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
Most of my family lives overseas, so my holidays are very relaxing. I'm going with my mom to dinner and just relax.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I'm working my a$$ off until tomorrow. Then I have a 4 day weekend including my big NYD party.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
Going to Hawaii with my boyfriend after the holidays are over. He'll have been gone for three weeks when he returns. I can't wait to relax on the beach.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Hitting the gym. Rest, relaxing, and hitting the gym some more. ;)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Yesterday: shopping during the day, drinks with friends at night. Today: Loafing around with On Demand (currently watching Pawn Stars) and playing Every Word on my new Kindle. Tomorrow: Who knows? Thursday: Spending the day with my cousin who is on leave. Friday: Champagne, sequins, sparkles, and friends. I also love the week between Christmas and the New Year. It's relaxing and everyone is forgetting about the daily grind that consumes most of the rest of the year :)
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