Friday, January 01, 2010

The Days Get Shorter and the Nights Get Cold

One last hosiery shot for the year.

Hey, kids. I just thought I'd pop in quickly to wish you all a happy New Year! I hope you were able to ring it in in style. I had a nice mellow evening.

Last year, my girls were at their dad's house, I went to a party and a few bars, had a couple of boys chasing me from one establishment to the next, but went home around 2 and talked an out of town guy on the phone until we were both falling asleep around 4. What a difference a year makes. I had the girls this year. Stinky got into a spot of trouble a while back and now has a strict 10 o'clock curfew. Originally, I was going to just stay home, but G. was having a hard time finding people to go out and play with. So, I told her I'd come and get her around 7'ish. We stopped down at the Dublin and found it very, very slow there. So, we went to Mickey's to eat, and a few of the younger regulars, met us there. It was wickedly cold here, and that meant Mickey's was pretty dead too. We went back to the Dublin after that, where I had my one and only beer of the evening. A few more friends had shown up by then, so I had a nice time dorking-out and dancing around. I went home and spent the rest of the night with my girls. Except for a few guy friends, this New Year's Eve was totally boy-free and I am totally fine with that...One less thing.

Me making a bad dance face. No surprise there.

As far as ringing in a new year and a new decade is concerned, I think I'll stick with my usual stance: I can't help what happens to me (for the most part) but I can help how I react to things. So, I'm hoping for the strength to deal with anything that comes my way with grace, compassion and dignity. Wish me luck.

6 comments:

Remiman said...

Churlita,
Happy New Year my friend.
My New years was also quiet after 8 PM. Did a brunch at a co-workers, complete with mimosas.
rel

SkylersDad said...

We had a great time at the resolution run, have yourself a wonderful 2010!

Johnny Yen said...

Glad you had a great time!

I worked-- busiest night of the year except for maybe St. Patty's day (we're a vaguely Irish-themed establishment) and met up with my blogging buddies Lulu and Coaster Punchman at a party. Drank too much Maker's mark and then had to get up and work a double. I'm exhausted, but my pockets are filled with filthy lucre.

booda baby said...

I could not have stayed awake if you paid me so your evening sounds rock 'n roll wild to me. I did, however, drink a substantial amount of champagne, probably more than usual, since I was jet lagged anyway.

It seems to me you've got plenty of grace and compassion. You'd probably have more dignity if you stayed out of the Dublin - ha! Wouldn't it be more fun to hope for something ... well, more fun? :)

Happpppy New Year!

Tara said...

Happy New Year, Churlita!! I'm thinking of making you some colorful soap for your newly painted bathroom.

laura b. said...

Happy New Year! I am with you on the whole 'what a difference a year makes'. Your celebration sounds good to me, as does your attitude towards the year to come. Bring it on...Churlita can deal :-)