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.


Remiman said...

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

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 :-)