Every year, I attend our Church New Year’s Eve service where we ring in the new year. I volunteered to sing on the choir this time and since NYE was actually on a Sunday this year, that meant 2 services and a VERY long day.
After the morning service, I dropped the kiddo off at a friend’s house that was hosting an NYE luncheon and headed home. I wanted to give the house a final cleaning and make some goodies to eat after midnight. I decided to try out a couple of new recipes, black-eyed peas with sausage and goat stew.
I also wanted to carve out a couple of hours to nap before heading back to church.
Pretty much everything went as planned except the napping. I got caught up in binge watching MI:5 on Hulu. So that was that.
(By the way, I love Hulu. Getting it was probably the best and worst thing that happened to me in 2017. It has given me so many more shows to watch cheap – I LOVE IT)
Around 9:30 left for church. The building was much warmer that it was that morning so that was nice. Everyone was happy and grateful. I think just knowing that we were saying good-bye to a pretty chaotic year and welcoming in new opportunities added joy to the night. I know it did for me.
At midnight, Pastor asked us to bring in the new year in prayer. Here is mine:
A prayer of gratitude
A prayer for blessings
A prayer to be better
A prayer for my daughter’s good health
A prayer for peace
As it turned out, my daughter’s visit turned into a sleepover so I brought in the new year with my German Shepherd.
2017 is done.
How did you bring in your new year?