Sunday, January 01, 2006


2006 IS HERE!

Here on the hill, we brought in the New Year with scrumptios starters; a beautiful dinner and the fun game that we play every year..."The White Elephant Game"....which I explained in detail in my Thursday Thirteen...a little over two weeks ago.

Dinner started a little bit later than usual because the weather here was pretty lousy....rain, you know....and when it rains in L.A., especially the first big rain in a while, the streets are a mess...slick and difficult to navigate...so traffic is usually pretty bad....No one knows how to drive here in L.A., when it rains...and with good reason...because the streets do get flooded very very quickly....and where it's not flooded, the streets are, as I said, slick....this 'slickness is from accumulated oil-residue from NOT having rained in months sometimes, and that makes the streets
v-e-r-y slippery in the rain till that residue is washed away....

So that made people somewhat late. Then, three of the people, (My dear friend Betty's son, Garret and daughter in-law Karen and granchild Maddie, had flown in from Florida where they had gone for Christmas to be with Karen's family....and had not arrived back at their house till about 6:30pm....so they didn't get here till around 7:50pm...and I wanted to give them time to settle in and have some yummy beginnings....so, we didn't sit down for inner itself , till much later than originally planned....but that was fine and everyone seemed to enjoy the food very very much...

We played the game and some very silly and atrocious things were opened by the 12 of us....(we were to have been 18, but a terrible bad "Upper Respiratory Illnes" is running rampant here in L.A. So our numbers were a bit smaller this year...which as it turned out was just fine...this smaller more intimate group made for a different and really nice mix, which everyone seemed to enjoy...And, the game went a bit faster because our numbers had thinned out by one-third...I will post some of the pictures, maybe tomorrow....though they are not great....just so you can see some of the mostly silly game things....for now, I'm going to toddle off to bed and try and recover from this truly wonderful evening...and hopefully I can give you more detail....tomorrow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ONE AND ALL!

Later......







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15 Comments:
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Sounds wonderful.....

Have a nice sleep.......

and welcome to 2006, my dear :-)

cq

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 5:36:00 AM PST 

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I hope 2006 is good for you! It sounds like a fun time was had ringing it in.

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:18:00 AM PST 

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And a Happy New Year to you too. We had weather too that made me think folks wouldn't come - snow!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Happy New Year to you!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:54:00 AM PST 

Anonymous pia
had this to say:

Happy happy New Year

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 7:08:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Glad you had a great time! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 9:07:00 AM PST 

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Sounds like a great party! Looking forward to the pics!

Here it is another year....how time flies...

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 9:19:00 AM PST 

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Happy New Year, Naomi! Look forward to seeing those pix! Betsy brought over some old home movies last night that she transfered to video and there were some amazing ones taken during the filming of the PBS version of "Who's Happy Now" with Betty (and Rue McLanahan and John Ritter, etc.). I can't believe I haven't seen that yet but I believe there's a video floating around. Also some very funny home movies of Brett.

Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 9:29:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

What a way to ring in the New Year. :)

Here from Michele's!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 11:05:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Holy Cow!
You were up till 3:30 a.m.?
I went to bed at 11:30, watched the ball drop on TV and waited for the local fireworks to subside, then went to sleep.

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 11:13:00 AM PST 

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Can't wait to see the photos of the good time.

(As for my photo, no it's not "Granda Yeda" [Yeta?] from "The Nanny" but it does look a lot like her. It's a photo from Cuba and I love how happy the woman looks. I want to be just like that when I'm a groovy old lady.) Thanks for the comment!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 11:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I see from Michele's you have managed to drag yourself from the loving arms of morpheus... :-)

Sounds like you had an excellent party :-)

cq

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 12:47:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Sounds like a fun evening. Mine was much more low-key, but fun.

Happy New Year to you!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 1:33:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Mango Lane
had this to say:

Hello. I`m the flag bearer for Carol`s marching band. Just stopping by to wish you a happy new year!

Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 4:08:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

What a wonderful way to ring in the new year. Thank you for sharing this in your usually meticulous manner. You painted such a rich picture for us all.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 6:50:00 AM PST 

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