Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcoming in 2009

Happy New Year!

I actually managed to stay up pretty late last night- 1:30! I think it's because I've been on vacation for awhile now and I'm not as exhausted as I usually am from teaching. We had a nice night last night. My sister and E came down for dinner, as did our neighbors across the hall. I made lasagna- yum! Then we played some Catchphrase and Guitar Hero before turning on Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest. I have to say, as much as I'm into tradition, I think it's time for Dick Clark to retire from hosting NYE- I just feel so bad for him and it makes me sooo uncomfortable to watch him on tv. Although he was a bit better this year than last year. Anyway, the drinkers in the group managed to do a power 16 minutes before the ball dropped. I have to say I was a bit sad not to be participating in the drinking festivities of NYE- and it was weird to think that next year we'll be celebrating with a little person (although I'm hoping she'll be asleep at midnight, but who knows).

I am not a NY resolutions person- they annoy me; I don't know why. I don't think I've ever made one- I guess that means I don't try to improve myself from year to year? I think over the years I've become a less reflective person and try to live more in the moment- or in the future. I tend to not look back - and if you don't like back on life, how can you resolve to do something different in the future? So I have no New Year's resolutions to report. Instead I'm just looking forward to what 2009 will bring-a lot of changes for us, or maybe just one gigantic change that will result in a lot of small changes. Either way, I'm particularly excited for these next few months to pass- quickly. But I'm trying hard not to wish my life away by looking too far into the future. It will be hard, but I'm going to focus on enjoying these last few months of just the two of us.

In baby news, we've reached another milestone- 24 weeks- viability day. Every day from today, baby T has a greater chance of survival if she is born prematurely. Let's just hope we don't have to deal with that scenario, but if we do...

S and I are settling in for a day of vegging before our busy weekend starts. We have a lot of TV to watch- the NHL winter classic- Blackhawks vs Red Wings in Chicago, a Caps game later tonight and the Virginia Tech bowl game. We'll see how much of the sports I can tolerate today. Then tomorrow it's off to test strollers and look at carseats - again- since I've vetoed the ones we originally registered for- too many bad reviews. We also have to do some last minute Christmas shopping- yes, I know it's over, but we still have to do ours with the Ts and S's bro is bringing up his girlfriend and her son, so we have to figure out what to get them. Then it's Christmas at the T's on Sunday- not exactly how I want to spend my last day of break, but oh well.

Enjoy the day and recovering from your hangovers! (I am not jealous about missing out on that this year!)

1 comment:

  1. If you're nursing you won't have to worry about a hangover again next New Years! As my dentist just told me (after I got ridiculously numb with one shot) "You'll be a lot of fun after one glass of wine or a shot of tequila!"