At The Stroke of Midnight

Today’s daily prompt asks,

Where were you last night when 2012 turned into 2013?
Is that where you’d wanted to be?

What a laugh!  I was where I usually am at midnight on New Year’s Eve – giving my sweetie a kiss as we wish each other a Happy New Year.  And as happens on so many years, we were watching Dr. Who re-runs.  This year was the David Tennant series (2006 to 2009), when he’s between companions, having just left Donna Noble behind.

We’ve been doing this for years.  Once upon a time, it was the Tom Baker series (1974 to 1981), complete with a small child in her pajamas who was fascinated with Dr. Who and his many villains.  Our favorite Dr. Who is Christopher Eccleston (2005), who only had one season.  He was outrageous, brash, and larger-than-life.  He was a thug, not a dandy.  But in the end, we enjoy them all for their individual quirks.

Over the years, we’ve critqued and compared the various Dr. Who’s and their companions.  We’ve laughed, slept, and snacked our way through the various New Year’s Eve’s.  Very few are memorable, but what we remember is each year being here at home, telling each other “I love you”, and starting the year with a kiss.

It doesn’t get much better than that and yes, that’s exactly where I wanted to be!

I don't think it looks comfortable, but he seems to like it.
I don’t think it looks comfortable, but he seems to like it.

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  1. This reminds me that I want to get the Eccleston Dr Who to rewatch. Dr Who was (and up to a point still is, though I don’t like the current actor in it) the Saturday evening viewing for me and my family, and now me and my husband – and I started watching the programme from the first episode of the first series back in… 1963?

    Have a happy new year!

    • Happy New Year to you also!

      I’m not too nuts about Matt Smith either. I think he’s worse than Tom Baker when it comes to not listening and being rude. I didn’t like David Tennant at first, but after getting used to him, was sorry when he left.

      I’ve been enjoying your new blogging direction, just haven’t been by yet to leave a comment.


  2. What a perfect way to start the New Year. I’ll happily watch Doctor Who re-runs for hours. Very much enjoyed this year’s Christmas special and the new assistant seems promising too.

    Where was I when 2012 turned into 2013? With my wonderful man, good friends and a glass of champagne in beautiful surroundings in a lovely hotel in the centre of Oxford. Happy New Year!

    • Sounds like a GREAT way to start your New Year! This year’s Christmas special was good. The new assistant seems she will be a good foil for him, rather like the first Romana was for Tom Baker. He needs someone he can’t push around.

      Happy New Year to you also!


  3. Sounds good to me!! I managed to stay awake until around 10.30pm, then fell asleep and was awoken at midnight by the sounds of fireworks and happy cheering. My heart was filled with joy and anticipation for the most wonderful year to come. Bountiful blessings to you, my dear friend. I’m so glad I met you.

    • Thanks Lizzie! You really helped me when you made the comment earlier that there is no reason 2013 shouldn’t be better than 2012 and I’ve gotten my thinking in line. Thanks so much for pointing that out to me!

      Blessing to you also. I’m glad we met too.


  4. We were home, too, though one of us was already asleep. :) I think the pup was trying to warm his nose. There are times I’d like a cushy corner to warm mine.

    • It sounded like you had a good New Year’s Eve too – although you’re usually up late regardless! I don’t know what the min pin was doing; he’s not done that one before. The beagle usually squishes his nose in the corner though. I think it would be hard to breathe!

    • I learned years ago to stop apologizing for being boring – life goes on whether it’s New Year’s Eve or not. In 35+ years of marriage, we’ve had a fair amount that we didn’t make it to midnight either. Each year we have though, it’s usually been with Dr. Who on the television.

  5. Me and my wife had our usual roles as well. We have long ago forgone the New Year’s party’s and rituals. She was asleep and I was in the middle of Lampoon’s Vacation, watching Chevy Chase shoot John Candy in the ass witha BB gun.

    Happy New Year.

    • My husband and I went to our last party years before our daughter was born (and she’s 30 now). Staying at home suits us just fine as well. Vacation is a funny movie – we saw part of it as well – hard to believe John Candy is gone now all these years.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. We also enjoy Dr. Who. My husband being Birtish, introduced the series to me a number of years ago. We watched a few episodes on Christmas Day. Last night we attended a house party hosted by very good friends we don’t get to see very often. Thye live an hour away from us so we left the party shortly after 11:00. We were travelling in the car when the clock turned midnight. So we pulled over, had a kiss and wished each other Happy New year! I was excatly where I wanted to be as well. Happy New Year to you and your dear hubby!!

  7. Well not watching Dr Who, we were in the same sort of position. Together as a family, and greeted the new year with a kiss (hubby and I only, hugs for the kids, lol)

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