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Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:37 PM

Raise your hands if you are alone this New Years Eve. DU give us some New Year love.

As I write this it is 2230 in my corner of the planet and I sit alone listening to the fireworks outside. I am using my time alone this eve to reflect on the last year, much of which has been horrid, as many as you know, and some of which has been absolutely splendid. But I am still alone on NYE and that is lonely. I have much loved friends and family, but with Omi being nasty in London - that was never going to happen. So for all of us, for whatever circumstance find ourselves alone - a DU spirited hug of marvelousness seems like a plan.

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Reply Raise your hands if you are alone this New Years Eve. DU give us some New Year love. (Original post)
Soph0571 Dec 2021 OP
Joinfortmill Dec 2021 #1
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2021 #2
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #12
alittlelark Dec 2021 #3
hlthe2b Dec 2021 #4
Ocelot II Dec 2021 #5
Dale in Laurel MD Dec 2021 #6
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #15
Deuxcents Dec 2021 #7
Goonch Dec 2021 #8
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #17
roamer65 Dec 2021 #10
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #18
MLAA Dec 2021 #22
roamer65 Dec 2021 #28
femmedem Dec 2021 #30
Glorfindel Dec 2021 #11
Midnight Writer Dec 2021 #13
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #24
femmedem Dec 2021 #14
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #20
femmedem Dec 2021 #37
ShazamIam Dec 2021 #16
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #25
femmedem Dec 2021 #29
MLAA Dec 2021 #19
Soph0571 Dec 2021 #21
sheshe2 Dec 2021 #23
markie Dec 2021 #26
femmedem Dec 2021 #31
markie Dec 2021 #33
femmedem Dec 2021 #36
Delmette2.0 Dec 2021 #27
zeusdogmom Dec 2021 #32
sinkingfeeling Dec 2021 #34
mike_c Dec 2021 #35
femmedem Dec 2021 #39
mnhtnbb Dec 2021 #38
I_UndergroundPanther Dec 2021 #40
dweller Dec 2021 #41
AllaN01Bear Dec 2021 #42
Ziggysmom Dec 2021 #43
Green Line Jan 2022 #44
Cosmo Blues Jan 2022 #45
PJMcK Jan 2022 #46

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:40 PM

1. Sending you a hug. Happy New Year!

I am alone, a state some say I enjoy far too much. I think they may be right.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:50 PM

9. Happy New Year

I am a weird mix of social and introvert. When I am out there I love it! When I am home I appreciate it so much.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:42 PM

2. Oh my dear Soph! It's enormously hard to be alone when you want company!

Especially when we ring in the New Year!

So here's my spirited hug of marvelousness for you!

And let us hope for a much better New Year.

Another hug for good measure!

Happy New Year, dear Soph!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:51 PM

12. Thanks love

This is a nard one, Next year will be easier,

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:43 PM

3. I'm gonna wear my favorite purple pajamas !!

Making shrimp scampi that Iíll share with my dog and 23 yr old cat, find something good on Netflix, and watch the snow come down.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:43 PM

4. Just me and my sweet girly dog curled up next to me. It is snowing outdoors, I'm listening to

classic "oldies" and have the "top-four" college football bowl games on tv muted but playing in the background. After yesterday's horrific fires in nearby South Boulder, Louisville, and Superior, CO, seeing the snow fall gently is tremendous on the soul. (Second only to my warm, sleeping, and very content pup).

May all find happiness in the hope of a much better New Year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:43 PM

5. Me, too, but that's fine.

I can't remember that last NYE that I wasn't. Alone is normal and it doesn't bother me. I have a sweet cat to keep me company. Happy New Year to all; may it be better than the last.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:43 PM

6. I'm alone too....

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Response to Dale in Laurel MD (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:52 PM

15. Hugs are always good n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:44 PM

7. I'm not gonna be alone. Just by myself

And I like it this way! Iíll txt n talk w/ longtime friends who arenít out these days.. got a bottle of nice wine n will probably greet 2022 in my dreams. Happy New Year to all my DU friends. I thank you for teaching me so many things and I wish all a happy n very healthy New Year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:49 PM

8. ;-{)🖖‍

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Response to Goonch (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:53 PM

17. LOL

That reminds me of the guy that stuck a firework up his arse at the euro finals.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:51 PM

10. Taking care of my dad who's hospice.

I think this is gonna be the last holidays with him, sadly.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:54 PM

18. Much love

Take care of yourself while you take care of your dad.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:58 PM

22. My Dad passed in October after being in Hospice care at home for a month and in their facility for

2 days. The best thing was they made sure he felt no pain at all. Sending you both

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Response to MLAA (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:06 PM

28. Thank you both!



Sorry for your loss, MLAA.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:24 PM

30. Oh, that's so hard.

I'm sure you're treasuring your time with him, hard as it is. And I'm glad hospice is there to make things easier for both of you.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:51 PM

11. Alone by choice

I don't like "endings," so I really never celebrate New Year's Eve. I can wake up tomorrow filled with delight at the start of a bright, shiny new year and be filled with hope and optimism, at least for 24 hours or so. I wish all of us a very, very happy new year!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:51 PM

13. I'm marinating chicken I will have for supper. Two cans of beer (my limit these days) and

an old tomcat and a young dog.

Probably eat in front of the TV and stream a movie. Then to bed with a book.

I know it's not for everyone, but it is my idea of a good time.

Happy New Year to all, and to all a Good Night.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:59 PM

24. Happy New Year

Have a great night

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:51 PM

14. Hand raised. Mr. Femmedem is quarantining with covid.

I almost hope I test positive tomorrow morning so we can spend the day together. (Not really, but at least we are both vaxxed and boosted.)

Sending you some DU love, Soph0571--and a picture of my cat Phoebe to cheer you up.



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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:56 PM

20. Pheobe rocks

I hope Mr femmedem is good. This nasty is everywhere right now.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:11 PM

37. Thanks. So far he feels as if he has a cold plus a lot of fatigue.

He slept for twelve hours last night, then was up for about three hours this morning, then fell back asleep for four more. But he says he is breathing ok, just very tired.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:53 PM

16. DU love and hugs and may you find more joy than sadness in 2022. You just inspired me to make that a

a goal, to find something to be joyful about every day, not merely thankful, joyful.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:02 PM

25. I will be joyful

I am in a place now where joyful seems possible again - that is huge!!!! Therapy has been a god send this year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:22 PM

29. Oh, that's wonderful!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:55 PM

19. Here you go!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:57 PM

21. Now that is what we are talking about!

Huzzah!!!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 05:59 PM

23. Alone, I hate NYE.

Mom and Sis having dinner downstairs. Eating mine here then putting mom to bed at 8:30.

That's it.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:02 PM

26. hugs to you...



I tried a bereavement group this morning and I was the only one there (...only in my world!) ...besides the Chaplin who runs it ...I did so want a group so I could just sit and listen to their stories and concerns

so, yes, I am alone tonight... I put the chickens (my only companions these days) to bed, made some coffee, checking DU and now just might watch a movie... or???

enjoy the evening everyone!!

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Response to markie (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:27 PM

31. Hugs to you, markie!

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Being the only person there in the bereavement group is so bad it would be comical if it were in a movie. But real life, ouch.

I hope you find a good movie. I'm going to look for one, too.


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Response to femmedem (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:00 PM

33. "Comedy is Tragedy plus Time"

having a hard time processing my husband's death and need a group... I can still laugh though... he would have wanted me to!!

I tell everyone this is our last official portrait together... really, us by the end of the day towards the end (he was very sick and we had tough times)

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Response to markie (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:08 PM

36. Yes, I'm sure he would have wanted you to laugh.

And I'll bet he would have gotten a kick out of your "last official portrait together."

My husband said a few months ago that he hoped he outlived me because he thought being alone would be harder on me than on him.

I hope the bereavement group here on DU tides you over until you can find a local group.

Decades ago, when I was thirty-five and my fiance died, I found books on bereavement to be helpful, too. I especially liked a memoir by the poet Mark Doty about losing his beloved to AIDS.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:04 PM

27. I will be alone but it is not a problem.

My sister is 50 miles of snowy roads away. My son and DIL are just across town but she is sick. I can't even visit the grand puppies. I will have phone calls and text messages so none of us are forgotten.

Happy New Year DU!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:32 PM

32. Just me and Zeus Dog, some appetizers and bubbly from Trader Joe's

I was suppose to hang out with the manatees during Wild Lights at the zoo (docent gig) and enjoy those tasty snacks and bubbly when I got home later in the evening, but thanks to the 🤬🤬🤬🤬 COVID numbers here in Ohio, all of the zoo buildings are closed during evening zoo hours. And I am enjoying the snacks and bubbly right now.

This can be such an uncomfortable and sad evening for many. If you are in that group, sending an electronic hug 🤗. Iíve been there. I cried a lot the first couple of years alone. Truth be told, kind of like it now. But that is me.

Here is to a wonderful 2022. It will be a challenging year I am sure. But challenges can bring out the best in us. They help keep us sharp.

Love to all here in DU.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:01 PM

34. Me. Will be asleep by 10.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:01 PM

35. me

I'm way past partying age, and quite happy with alone time, but I'm alone this particular NYE because my partner is in the hospital. I spent the day with her but I really wish she was at home tonight.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:12 PM

39. Oh! The worst reason to be alone. I hope she will be ok.

You definitely get a big DU hug.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:12 PM

38. Hugs back to you, Soph.

I am alone, too.

I thought about going out with my friend who was widowed this year to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants that managed to survive these last two years. But, not now. Our Covid case numbers are a straight line up--more reported new cases in the last few days than since January of this year.

So, I am going to fix myself a nice dinner and toast the New Year in alone.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 09:12 PM

40. I'm alone

🖐️🐅☕

Just me and my cat Othello here. Watching the new years twilight zone marathon on the syfy channel. Also sipping some really good tea in my shiny golden age antique cup.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:25 PM

41. ✌🏻

Iím used to it


✌🏻

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:29 PM

42. raises hand . happy post year .

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:04 PM

43. Raises hand. Alone this year, hubby in hospital since Christmas. He was in ICU on a ventilator

for 4 days, he suffered seizures & stopped breathing after contracting pneumonia (not Covid). He's awake and off the vent now; I stayed visiting with him as long as I could tonite. His speech and thinking are slowed due to the hypoxia & seizures, but I'm thankful he is alive. Thankful he was able to get treatment and an ICU bed here in SE Wisconsin.

Happy New Year to all of DU. Extra Cheers to all us loners.





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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 12:28 AM

44. I'm alone tonight

I lost everyone in my life in 2021. Now Betty White and Billy Turner, the very sweet man who trained Seattle Slew, horrible, sad year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:17 AM

45. A big hug for you

Technically I wasn't alone because I had my cat Ruthie, I had some garlic black pepper shrimp, with red skin mashed potatoes, Wilson Creek almond champagne, some grass called animal face, with Ruthie on my lap, watched some Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rashida Jones, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, topped it off with fireworks from around the world. A hug and empathy to all here in need and a wish for a happier New Year

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:19 AM

46. I'm a bit late for your post

But a big happy new year hug to you, dear Soph.

Stay safe.

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