Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Riddance 2008!!

The wind is howling today. Sustained at 30-40 miles per hour. Gusts up to 60.

I'm taking it as a good sign. This wind will blow all the bad 2008 vibes far, far away. I can start fresh tomorrow.

But will I? Doubt it. I already have a Friday night/Saturday morning lined up with BB. How's that for a fresh start?!

As for my exciting New Year's Eve plans? Yeah. Not so much. I have spent the last couple weeks desperately trying to figure out what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be to ring in the New Year. It seems almost silly, putting this much thought into what my social calendar is going to look like on a Wednesday night. I've felt so scattered that traveling to more exciting locales to visit and drink with friends didn't really seem like an option (but I still love you, my far away friends). But staying local has proven to be difficult too.

I have large circle of great friends. All of whom are doing something different; most with their significant other (and children). All of whom have invited me along. Its great to have that many choices. But (you knew a BUT was coming, didn't you), all my options involved me being the third wheel. I hate that.

I finally choose what seemed like the least third-wheely option and was looking forward to my night. It involved two pregnant friends, their husbands and 4 little girls between the ages of 13 and 16 months. Then a family dropped out. Now its me, preggers, hubbie and their three girls. I love them dearly and am looking forward to spending some time with them, but the whole clan is going to be asleep by 10:30. Garaunteed.

It might be for the best. With this wind, and my newfound unreasonable fear of being hit by a drunk driver (if it can happen in my driveway, it can certainly happen on the road on New Year's Eve) I won't mind being back in my neighborhood when the ball drops. Hoping to hook up with some neighbors for a night cap or two. And be in bed at a reasonable hour.

When did I get this lame? Its almost embarrassing.

1 comment:

Katy said...

Thanks to you and a rousing game of too-technology based monopoly (whoever thought monopoloy with NO monopoly money needs to be shot), we all stayed awake until 1130, thank you very much! haha.

But seriously, you're not lame. In fact, I think you earned major karma points. I mean, come kids LOVED having you there and so did we. You are NEVER third wheel with hubby and I. You spent at least some of your last day of 2008 sitting in bed (ok, well on the bed) with BOTH of us. Talk about a third wheel...(chuckle). Let the other bloggers wonder...

I hope that 2009 brings you better luck and love than 2008. But know that if it sucks ass, we'll still be here to ring in 2010 with slightly fewer kids next year (due to ex-spouses), but with a baby (who will totally be old enough to go with my mom), and by then I'll seriously need to go out drinking! :)