Frankly, I never thought it would happen. My mom always told me it would, but, of course, I never believed her. I suppose I might as well just admit it, the other night I actually heard myself reply to the question, "What are you guys doing for New Years?" in this way..."I really just want to stay home. There's too many crazies on the road that night." What?! I kind of had to shake my head a bit and look around to see if there was any possible way someone else with a voice identical to mine had made that statement.
Too many crazies? What am I, ninety? OY!
And while spending a quiet night at home with my husband would have been a wonderful way to wile away an evening, I thankfully came to my senses and realized that of all nights, New Years Eve is the one night I shouldn't stay at home. It's the perfect time to say adios to all the bad things that happened in the previous year, to remember all the good ones and to look forward to what's to come after the clock strikes twelve. These are all things I want to share with my closest friends. I want to have cocktails and laugh til' I cry and shout the countdown together til' it's time to kiss and clink glasses. Friends like mine are nearly impossible to find and darn it, they're worth celebrating! And so I've decided that no more will I consider staying home...well, unless the party happens to be "ova here". (As in, "Party Ova Here!")
Now, just because I've concluded it's not okay for me to stay home doesn't mean I have any desire to be at a club or at some super fancy party...but, if that had been the case this year I so would have worn this:
No, actually, this...
Well, if I had these bodies and that kind of money, that is.
Instead, I wore these:
Ok, not really, but I swear I think I'm going to order a pair. And just like that, I'm 90 again.
Thankfully, my New Years was a casual dinner and cocktails followed by game night, which was just perfect and the fact that we only had to travel a couple of blocks to do it was even better.
I hope you had the perfect New Years Eve as well...whatever that means to you.
So, here's to 2011...
My motto this year is gonna be, MAKE IT HAPPEN, CAP'N!