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Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Shiny and New Year

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As I write this, it’s still 2015 on the west coast.  I image that the east coast is celebrating 2016 already.  My New Year’s traditions haven’t had anything to do with celebrations during the night in a very long time. 

Our tradition is to head off Diamond Springs for breakfast.  This little town is from the California Gold Rush days.  The old hotel has a restaurant down stairs, with the hotel upstairs.  I’m not sure if the hotel is still operating or not.  The food there is great and serving sizes are large.  Hubby and I each have our favorites on the menu.  We can only eat half the serving, so we bring the other half home for New Year’s Day morning.  We have our little breakfast while we watch the Rose Parade on TV. 
Diamond Springs Hotel
We also visit the visit the Diamond Springs Hotel Restaurant 2 or 3 other times during the year.  It’s been a favorite of ours for quite a few years.  This year I was doing research on the old towns from the Gold Rush days and learned this place is claimed to be haunted.  Especially the men’s restroom and the back corner booth – where we have sat a more that a few occasions.  Thankfully there has never been anything eerie while we were there.

My highlight on New Year’s Eve is to change the calendars over (new day, new month, new year).  Most of my calendars (yes, there are many) are perpetual calendars.  We have only one calendar that contains birthdays, anniversaries, appointment and reminders.  We can update it on any computer or smart phone so hubby and I both have it all available to each of us – keeps life simple (and organized).  Me and my calendars could (and should) be another post.  Suffice it to say…I am a Calendar Girl.  OH! I have Neil Sedaka singing in my head.  Oh, Carol!  There goes Neil again.  It’s a good thing I still love his music.  If anyone reading this has no idea who Neil Sedaka is…he recorded some of the best music in the late 50’s and early 60’s.  I hope you’ll google him.

What are your New Year’s traditions?  I would love hear about them.

I wish you a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

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