On GN's thread about alcohol consumption, Nomad made a good point about how we celebrate the passing year and ring in the new. So I was just wondering how many of us even celebrate the passing of this year and the coming of the new? I know people who don't do anything and just go to bed. Some years that is me - I can't keep my eyeballs open! But for the past couple of years I've made it a point to mark the change. Although it is snowing here today, I have plans to meet my sister after dinner tonight. We're going to have a small fire and bang our new drums that we made in a Native American Drum workshop. Tonight it is even more significant because we are having a Blue Moon (two full moons in the same month!) and those do not happen that often, so it's special. My friend from NY will be visiting me as well and she will join us. Like Nomad said in her post, I typically do make a list of things from this past year that have had an impact on me and then I make another list of goals - not resolutions. Just a few small goals that will help me live and feel healthier, whether physically or emotionally or mentally or intellectually. We will likely drink a glass or two of wine, but it's not about getting a buzz on - it's social and we don't over do it. Anyway, that's it. So how will you be ringing in the new year?