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New Years Eve(ish) MegaThread!!!

January 1, 2017

I came on to read the megathread and didn't see it - I'm guessing Automoderater flubbed while everyone was off having a good time...so hope this pro temp post is okay! It's not quite NYE anymore for most of us, but that's just details!

  • How is your night?!

  • Any fun traditions or traditions-in-the-making?

  • Single RPWs, did you meet anyone?

  • Who has a New Years resolution?

  • Anything else you'd like to share!

Hope everyone is having a blast (:

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Title New Years Eve(ish) MegaThread!!!
Author BellaScarletta
Upvotes 9
Comments 14
Date January 1, 2017 8:19 AM UTC (5 years ago)
Subreddit /r/RedPillWives
Archive Link https://theredarchive.com/r/RedPillWives/new-years-eveish-megathread.209259
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/RedPillWives/comments/5leap6/new_years_eveish_megathread/

[–]dashdotdottEarly 30s, Married, 8 years, 10 years total5 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Turtles are great

[–]BellaScarletta[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Im sick too! No fun at all /: I ended up enjoying the mellowness it forced me into, so I hope you did as well. With your push up, try working up to it by doing a push up with your hands on the wall (0 resistance), then a table or bed, then chair, basically gradually get your hands to the floor. I've never tried that but I've seen suggestions like it thrown around /r/fitness so maybe it will help!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I had a really beautiful New Year's. I made a special dinner and a cake, so that the kids would get to feel celebratory too. After they went to bed my husband and I listened to music, and drank eggnog, and danced a little...it was wonderful.

But. I DO have a resolution: to stop nagging (or, as I call it, "pointing out important information"). I made the resolution yesterday, thinking it would be easy since, in my mind, I never nag, I just point out useful information... well, I broke it THIS MORNING ALREADY. And the crazy thing was, I felt my OWN good mood kind of curdling as soon as I nagged. The look my husband gave me was priceless. I am writing this resolution down here to hold myself accountable.

[–]BellaScarletta[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

But. I DO have a resolution: to stop nagging (or, as I call it, "pointing out important information")

HA! I love this. I think that's a rationalization a fair few of us are guilty of engaging in d: Please keep us updated in the weekly reflections thread!!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I had an amazing night! I went to have dinner with my SO and his parents around 7. We went for a walk around the neighborhood, my SO's two closest friends joined us around 9.30. The four of us went out to watch the remains of the new year's night bonfires in the neighborhood (shame we had to leave almost right away because the only other people who were still out were some 12ish year old brats who thought it would be fun to throw fireworks at us). We watched some tv and played some board games while we were waiting for midnight to come around. Had a drink at midnight then all of us (my SO, his friends, his parents, and I) went out to watch the fireworks and light some ourselves.

I stopped having new year's resolutions a few years ago. If I need the new year to convince myself to do something is not going to happen regardless of what I tell myself. I've been working on losing some weight tough, and I'll continue losing weight this year, so maybe that counts?

[–]BellaScarletta[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm glad you had fun! Shame about those 12 year olds...there's a reasonableness threshold of "kid shenanigans" a person just has to expect but that falls well outside of it /: I can't imagine thinking that was a good idea.

I'm with you on NYE being a poor motivator to make a change. Well done on the weight loss though!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

We decided on Paris as our side trip for our vacation and bought our train tickets for that, and B also decided to pull the trigger on some Ajax tickets so we can see a match the day we get to Amsterdam! Other than that, it was pretty uneventful, which is fine. :)

[–]BellaScarletta[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I had a great night! R and I originally planned to only meet up for the midnight kiss, as he wanted to take advantage of the uber rates for the night (he drives really inconsistently, but I would absolutely recommend it for anyone who likes an easy way to make money whenever convenient!) I went to a friend's house to paint canvases and watch Bob Ross d:

R's plans changed a dozen times over and he ended up calling me at 1145 to see if I would just come home to be with him. We ended up having a really great (albeit short) evening together. I'm not superstitious about many things but I am really paranoid about the tone of your year set after midnight...make fun of me, I really do! If I could grade the tone of my night as an omen it would get an A+.
A plus.

Also, I'm not a fan of resolutions per se. To me it depends on why you're setting it. If the new year gives you confidence for a starting point, be my guest. But if you're just assigning something arbitrarily, I don't think those usually stick. So I don't have a New Years resolution. However, after the New Year I'm particularly attentive to finding an applicable moment where I realize something specific I need to work on, and getting to it! So I may find one yet (:

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

My night was amazing. I went to bed early and got up early for a meeting at 6 am. No fun.

I don't have resolutions per se as I set goals. How I get there is entirely up to the world. I find that if I focus on the end goal rather than the process I achieve more.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

We had such a great night! Went down to the beach with a few close friends, had some whiskey and cheese and long rambling chats about life, the universe and 2017.

Sunrise skinnydips, pizza for breakfast, and a pounding hangover. Perfect <3

My SO takes NY very seriously and does a lot of introspection and writing around this time, so we've had a lot of big talks about us and our goals for 2017/life in general.

His number 1 resolution for 2017 is to start a family with me. I'm over the moon and so ready for this!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Our night was sweet :) My husband went out to the store to get a few things, while I stayed home with our boy (who is now one month old! Where has the time gone!). He came back with frozen pizzas, which we ate while watching stand-up. The pizza was delicious! I ate it with sriracha and pepperoncinis! Last time I ate pizza like that, I was pregnant and got THE WORST heartburn! But none this time! Also enjoyed some beer! Then, my husband had a sweet surprise - peanut butter cookies! Yum! He fell asleep just shy of midnight with our boy asleep on his chest. They are so adorable together! My heart is so full! I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful man who gave me such a sweet son.

My resolutions:

  1. Pay better attention to my appearance by dressing in flattering ways, wearing better quality clothing, doing my hair, and wearing a full face of makeup when I go out. Presently, I always forget to put something on my lips. I REFUSE to fall victim to frumpiness just because I am a mother now. I will make taking care of myself a priority. This also includes eating well, and moving more in order to drop weight. Thank you to breastfeeding for the help with dropping the pounds while I recover from my cesarean! I'm already close to 30 lbs down from the day before I gave birth!

  2. I will not waste so much time on my phone. The past few days, I've been leaving my phone behind when I go to bed, and I feel that I sleep much better, and with a newborn, I need all the precious minutes I can get! Using my phone so often just feels exhausting, and gives me a really bored feeling in my chest. It also makes me feel very lazy. This goes for mindlessly browsing Reddit, too!

  3. I will read more. My husband got me a Kindle for Christmas! I'm already enjoying it so much! It's much easier to use than holding a book, especially when I'm holding our sweet boy while he's sleeping. I just started Anne of Green Gables and am loving it!

I'm very much looking forward to the new year! 2016 brought me SO MUCH JOY, that I can't even use begin to imagine the joys to come in 2017! I am absolutely starry-eyed!

[–]sunfloweriesLate 20s / Engaged / 3 Years1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Happy New Year!!

We had a great night. Started out by seeing the lights at the local park as a double date with my best friend and her long-time partner, me and J. Afterwards, J and I went home and played a few board games, ate nachos, and drank some beer.

At 11, we pulled out our 2016 note jar (one of those Pinterest things) and looked back through out photos and my instagram to see what we did all year. It was fun to review it all with him. We did a much better job with the 2015 jar, though.

No resolutions, but lots of smaller goals to meet throughout the year.

[–]mabeolMid 20s, LTR 1 year1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

We rented a cabin with some friends! It was very low-key and relaxed. We made dinner from scratch together, played cards, walked around the trails. Around 11, my SO gave me that look and starts pretending to be tired. I took the hint and yawned and we "went to sleep." Needless to say, 2017 is off to a great start ;)

Still fine-tuning my goals/resolutions. SO and i had fun talking through ideas together on the car ride home, and we came up with a list of adventure ideas for us to pursue as a couple!

[–]littleeggwyfEarly 30s, Married, 10 years total0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Very late reply, but our night was good - I made pizza and we had friends over, and MIL had our daughter overnight

pizza was ace: 1, 2, 3

I was so full afterwards, I fell asleep while we relaxed and caught up and watched old TV shows. It was pretty good, so might be a new tradition :)

I don't really make resolutions any more except improving diet after the holidays, but I am up for that and have inspiration for some healthy meals to try out now

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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