The one where she was thankful.. And happy
I’m of the view that people who do neat stuff should be told as much. Be it the admin girl I have working for me who is ah-mazingly good or be it the chick who didn’t wish me Merry Christmas when both of us clearly had hangovers and wished we were anywhere but at that shop so early on Xmas eve morning.
At least all I had to do was buy OJ. She was there for 8 hours. With xmas carols playing.. I ESP’d her soothing thoughts.. no words were spoken but we bonded in that moment of “$#@!! Christmas” solidarity before I went home to drown myself in a large glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
But I digress..
This post is in part, bought about by the fact that New Year’s eve is upon us. Now I have to admit, New Years is a tradition I’ve never much gone for. I figure why start the new year exhausted, with a hangover, broke and possibly even having to chew your arm off because your beer goggles fell off in the night!?
I can do that routine ANY given night
Instead, New years eve I tend to spend smugly alone contemplating the successes I’ve experienced in the last 12 months of my life.. Which generally means I have plenty of time to watch a movie and still get to bed early *grumble* All jesting aside, I use it as a time of introspection, when I ponder over the things done (or not done) in the year that is drawing to a close.
And I take a stab at mapping out my year ahead.. Don’t get me wrong, 5 out of 10 things on the annual list never get done. But I always do it, and enjoy doing so..
This year will be the first in 8 that I will not be sharing it with a man in my world. Or home, as was the case.. And I’m at peace with this, after all – it was my decision to end our relationship this year. But it does mean a change in my planning for 2012. And that’s exciting to consider!
To get the night off to a good start I plan to open some very yummy French champagne, say a toast to ME ..
And prob’ly very promptly wobble off to bed. Champagne goes flat so I will have to drink the entire bottle. I know .. it’ll be terrible
But before I embark on this boozy “ME” evening, I want to send out a big Happy New Years greeting and a thank you..
When I started this blog back in June, never in a million years did I imagine that a) I’d get anyone to read my ramblings and more cool b) I never imagined I’d meet so many lovely people to whom I actually feel quite close.
Is that weird? I know we’ve none of us met, yet some of you I do regard as friends. You’ve helped me to think clearly, you’ve given me hope. You’ve laughed with me (maybe AT, now and then too!) and generally been a very real support network through what has been a big year for me.
And I like that.
Oh before I go – below you will see something that made me smile when I saw it yesterday!
I was on the brink of 200 followers and yes I rushed to take a picture, it gave me a thrill – I lead a sad life *grin* If you are one of the people who made me smile when I took this pic yesterday – thank you.
Here’s to a fabulous 2012 for us all!
Posted on December 31, 2011, in Change, Happy-ness, Hope, Humour, Life, Love, Optimism and tagged Blogging, Blogs, Dating, Holidays, Hope, Humor, Life, Lifestyle, Love, Optimism, personal, Random, Rants, Relationships. Friendship, Technology, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.