Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

I am back to work and I was totally right...it sucked. First of all I think I slept too much on my vacation because I could not fall asleep last night. I finally did at 3:00 am and when you have to get up at 6:30 that really sucks. So I am very tired today. I did get a lot accomplished at work so maybe I should go in exhausted more often. Also, today the building was warmer than usual which I thought it would be quite the opposite since most of the building was not working. It was nice to finally not have to wear my sweater and my jacket to keep warm.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. Every New Year's Eve we go to my friends house and eat and drink ourselves silly. We make so many different breads, snack foods, desserts and the most awesome dip in the world. I will have to share the recipe sometime. We started doing this about 8 or 9 years ago. It started as a celebration for 2 of her kids birthdays and then expanded into a New Year's celebration. It is always soooo much fun. We play cards or games (this year maybe with their new W.ii). The kids are older now so they entertain themselves and the adults have a blast. It is nice because we do not get to see each other very often since we all lead very busy lives. So it is nice to get caught up, have some fun and try to forget about the crap that has happened in the last year. At least I do know that I will not start my New Year like last year. At least it is not looking that way. It is Michigan so you never know but last year we had a hell of a snow storm. we went out to her parents house and they live about 45-60 minutes away. They have a bigger place so it is nice to go there however it is a long drive. Anyway the snow started coming down at about 10:30-11:00. As soon as midnight hit we were on the road. Apparently everyone else had the same idea.

They wanted me to stay the night but I am big sleep in my own bed kind of person. I mean I like to go on vacation but when you are talking 8 adults and 5 children in a 3 bedroom house there really isn't a lot of places to sleep. So I wanted to leave. We did and I literally thought I was going to die on the way home. I am a horrible passenger seat driver. Probably because I have control issues
wanted to be safe. It was so bad you could barely see the hand in front of your face. Of course nothing was done to the roads so they were filled with snow. I called my mom and talked to her the whole way home just to try to prevent my DH from killing me going insane. When we got about 5 mile from home it was like it never really snowed. There was like maybe a 1/2 inch on the ground. It is so weird how it can vary so dramatically in just a short distance. Fun times I tell ya...fun times!

So to make a short story long we are not suppose to get any snow like that tomorrow night...of course we are suppose to get about 3 inches or so tonight. Anyway this year would be easier because we are close to home. I will enjoy it much more because I won't have to worry about the roads. So bring on the fun and BRING ON 2009! I can not wait. New Year...New Hope and I am ready for it.

I hope you all have a very SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2009 is going to be great I can just feel it! (Fake it til you make it right?)


CJ said...

That sounds like a super fun New Years tradition! We never seem to do the same thing twice... except maybe stay home and watch movies. One year we flew to Baltimore for a friend's huge party, and another year we went grocery shopping. You just never know what exciting thing we'll be up to next! :)

mlr said...

i'm faking it till tomorrow and then bring on the drinks! Hope you have a safe and healthy NYE! :)

Cara said...

Wow - sounds like a BLAST and DH and I are both sleep at home kinda people. Tell me why hotels don't have a memory-foam option? Seriously?

Have a great time and could you do me a favor o-great one with the technology? I have a NEED to know how you cross things out!!!

JamieD said...

Yikes! Snow like that is only fun if your looking at it through your living room window, IMO.

The time with your friends sounds like a blast. Please share your dip recipe! I am a sucker for dips.

Another Dreamer said...

Snow... ick. Have a safe and happy new year!