Happy New Year!
I am still up at 2:30 am unable to go back to sleep. As I laid awake in my bed with too many thoughts about the past year and the new one upcoming, I decided to write some of my resolutions down.
Today started like a normal day with the exception that I had to take a shower and get ready to go out in the afternoon. Why was I getting ready to go out for New Year’s in the afternoon you might ask? Well, my dears, it is official. I have reached “early bird” status. An early bird is one who gets ready, goes out to dinner by 5:45 and is home safely tucked into one’s bed by 10:00. You know? The grey hairs….the old farts….of the world. Those that you only see as you are going into the restaurant as they are coming out. The ones that have no party left in them.
I did not start out the day like an early bird. Nor were we your typical early birds. What we actually are is better titled, “cheap skates”. We have a favorite restaurant that we go to on special occasions. The restaurant offers an 8 course gourmet dinner and it is fantastic! Well when we checked out the menu and dinner costs we found out that the exact same dinner could be had for $40 less if we got there and were seated before 6. We promptly made reservations for 5:45. The restaurant is an hour away from our home so we had to be ready by 4:30.
As you would expect, we were some of the youngest persons at dinner, but who cares when you are dining on the finest gourmet food in 3 counties and it costs less? Not us.
However, following the 2 1/2 hour dinner we were all dressed up but had no where to go. Too dressed for a simple bar….a walk on the beach and my feet hurt from the dressy shoes so we could not even go down and walk around Ybor City and mingle with the festivities there. So we did the only sensible thing to do- we went home. And went to bed. To sleep. Boy that sangria I drank was excellent but carried a powerful punch and by the time we got home my head was thumping.
At exactly 12 my youngest daughter called and wished me happy New Year (she spent it with her dad and his extended family) (in Ybor City). After that call I could not go back to sleep so here I am.
So what will my New Year resolutions be this time? Oh sure, loose weight, get more exercise, get more rest, blah, blah, blah.
No really, after careful thought here is what I come up with. I will strive to not make any resolutions. I will aim to make and have time for more fun in my life. I will go back to line dancing once a week with my good buddies. I will laugh even harder and more frequently than I already do. I will enjoy my family more (esp my 2 grandbabies). I will do everything in my power to not be an old fuddy duddy. Whatever it takes. I will continue to enjoy my massages and getting my nails done.
In other words, I will live life to the fullest. I will not put something off for later cause if it comes up it should be acted upon……….
Today, I might have been an “early bird” but not tomorrow…. just call me sassy, saucy and mischievous. Cause those qualities make you live a whole lot longer than being tired and mundane.
Happy New Year and I wish everyone the best!