This post is long overdue seeing it's pert near the end of January. I make no apologies though because you all have been warned of my procrastinating tendancies!
I love the magic of New Year's Eve. The thing that at the stroke of midnight there is a New Year. 2011. Can you believe it? I distinctly remember 2000. Y2K. Whatever you want to call it. Oh my word, we all thought the world was going to end. My parents didn't stock up on food, emergency supplies etc, and I wasn't really big into computers yet. But it was still that tiny little thought..."What is going to happen at midnight"? But it came and went just like thousands before. No great computer glitch, no lightning bolt, nothing. Just a silent night broken by cheers and gunshots. Maybe it was a little quieter than other years because everyone was on edge. All I remember was that I was with my youth group and we were having a blast!
So fast forward 11 years. New Years Eve. I had to work Friday morning and then decided to work at the auction as well. On holidays we have special antique auctions and I often don't work because they are usually on a day that I have to work at my other job. Normally these auctions start at 8:00 a.m. and are usually over 3ish or 4. Well, not this one. It went till after 6. After working all day I really didn't feel like dashing home, getting a finger food ready, getting myself ready and zipping out the door. There were a few New Years parties we were invited to but we still hadn't really made up our mind which one we were going to go to. So I called up my hubby and asked him if he would care if we just stayed home. He was totally for it, and said he'll stop for Chinese and a movie. Sounds good to me!
We feasted on Chinese and watched a movie. Can't remember what it was though! Around 10:00 I started to feel very, very old. This just isn't right thought I. No party New Years Eve? So I came up with a plan. My hubby went right along with it. We got dressed in grungy, mismatched clothing and headed out.
The first house we came to was dark. Not a party in sight. After a call to my mom we found out the host of the party was very sick and the party was canceled. So we headed to my sisters house. YAY! A party! There were lots of my "old" friends there, although I don't think they knew what to think of us! We stayed a little and headed on...
The next house (Brad's cousins) was full of men and children. The ladies had excused themselves and headed out to do some mischief, but I didn't tell you that!
From there we went to Brad's aunts house. We were hoping to be there by midnight. Brad knew that there would be guns. He likes guns. Me...not so much! We got there around 11:30, shot the New Year in and headed back home. So that was the beginning of 2011. We started off the New Year with funny memories and a not so old feeling!!!