Merry Christmas, everyone! I am officially thrilled that this holiday went smoothly at our house but am equally thrilled that it's over. Now I just need to get through an Anniversary, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day and all the obvious "Day To Spend With Your Husband" celebrations will be over. One down, three to go. I'm hoping this one will be the most difficult for the following reasons:
Anniversary (this will be second-most-difficult): On our tenth anniversary, I will be hanging out with my sister, brother-in-law, and brand-new niece. I bet it will be sweet and cuddley and that will make me happy!
New Year's Eve: I have pretty much always hated New Year's Eve. I always wanted a movie-like New Year's Eve and it has NEVER happened. Once, in college, we went out to a bar that had a huge cover charge and was trying to be "fancy".... we were downstairs and heard the countdown start upstairs so we tried to run upstairs for the big moment, but missed it.... by the time we got upstairs we realized they were counting down downstairs and we managed to miss that one too. (What establishment hosts a fancy New Year's Eve party and doesn't coordinate the countdown?! Who manages to miss both?!) My best New Year's Eve was '05-'06... Paul and I at a friend's house, playing cards, toasting to "a baby in the New Year" (for them, not us) and we both ended up with new babies by the next New Year's! So.... I don't think this year's will be too difficult, except for the moment of the kiss... but I've been missing kisses for 2 weeks, so that's nothing new.
Valentine's Day: I'm also not a big fan of this "holiday" but still, to have Valentine's Day without the hubster will make it a little less exciting. However.... I will either be celebrating with my Spouse Club for our half-way party OR visiting besties in VA that weekend. Either will be exceptional.
So... now that the presents are opened and Santa is resting, I too can rest in the fact that I made it through Christmas without my favorite guy.
Below... if I can get it to work.... is a link to a bit of a video from Week Two that will be heading out to the boat in a few days. Hopefully a weekly video will help Paul from feeling out of the loop. (It's 10 minutes long... which is long when we aren't your family... and you can hear me sing "Happy Birthday" which isn't very in-tune... but it's really for Paul and he's okay with a long video of bad singing.)