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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Tuesday 4 - Happy New Year


Happy New Year

"Welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.    We offer you 4 questions weekly to get you blogging, visiting and  learning about yourself and other bloggers.   The more people join in, the merrier and the better it gets.      We are always looking for topics, subjects and ideas so feel free to chime in if y ou have ideas." Message from Annie.  Link for Tuesday 4 is here.

Yesterday was the day after Christmas and the final day of Hanukkah.    There are only a few days left in 2022... Let's talk about it.

1.  Many stay home  and even go to bed early on New Year's Eve.   What are your plans and do you have reasons for what you do? No plans yet.  But my guess is we will go out for lunch during the day and then be home for the rest of the evening.  We typically just have a normal night and may or may not stay up late.  But probably we'll not stay up as we have church the next morning and we both need to be awake and fresh for that.

2. Guy Lombardo was a traditional fixture on TV and then Dick Clark and his Rockin' New Years Eve took over.    People ate certain foods, bayberry candles were burned for luck.  It seems that lately tradition  and not just for New Year, is being forgotten and lost on so many fronts.    What traditions in life  are important to you and remain steadfast in your life? I've kinda learned to not depend on traditions totally any more.  Things change all the time and I'm okay with that.  The most steadfast thing in my life is being a child of God and loving Him and my family.

3.  The New Year is often a time to reflect on what has transpired and many make resolutions in an effort to improve their life.      Do you count the cost of time and tradition in your life?  How do you handle good times and bad times and do you forge ahead or get mired down? I try to be intentionally thankful always.  Sometimes I forge ahead but honestly, sometimes I get overwhelmed and get mired down.  Always, I need to turn to Jesus.  He helps through everything good and bad.

4.  In ancient Israel, the new liturgical year began in the Spring with Passover.. a new beginning.  The Civil year calendar began on Rosh Hashana and 2022-23 is the year 5783 on the Hebrew calendar as of September.       How important is the liturgical calendar in your life?       Do you take notice of religious holidays and times?       Are the holidays more religious or secular for you and your family?  I really don't know anything about the liturgical calendar. Christmas and Easter are important to me because of Jesus.  We raised our kids to know about Jesus for those holidays but we also let them believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny.  We were both raised that way too.     

Happy New Year from Tuesday 4 and me!  



  1. I agree with you on number 4. Let kids be kids. Happy New Year!

  2. I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions. We usually stay up until midnight.

  3. Love your response to #2! We've not done anything special for New Years Eve in years. Drinking and dancing hold little appeal; I agree with the person who called it "amateur night." Pray there are no automobile accidents and/or arrests.

    1. Never been a drinker or a dancer and I don't like being on the roads at all on that night. Take care my friend.

  4. I agree with you on #4, Santa and the Easter Bunny are great fun as long as our children know the real story. Enjoyed reading your answers!!

  5. Wonderful answers and I totally agree. We got to bed on New Year's Eve at our normal time, around 10. If I hear fireworks going off at midnight I might get back up, but like you, with church the next day we probably won't. And yes, we celebrate the true Christmas and Easter, but have never been sorry that we allowed our kids to enjoy Santa Clause and Easter Bunny. They knew the real truth, but to this day we still get gifts from Santa and the Easter Bunny hides our Easter Baskets...It's just a happy family time and I feel certain Jesus is okay with that. Have a happy and blessed New Year!! Hope the snowstorms are all gone by then...


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