New Year's Eve came in this year on a Monday. And strangely it seemed just like any other Monday here at mi casa. Lyle, Chan and dinner that I made. Nothing extravagant. Took the dogs out for a walk after, then had Christmas presents between us since Chan had been gone until this afternoon.
I was highly resentful that we were not going out and doing a big hoopla. I like big hooplas. But then you start to look at the effort to get to the hoopla, the cost of the hoopla, the drama of the hoopla and all the "amateurs" out having their once a year hoopla and it all starts to feel a little forced.
Don't pity me. I had a nice evening. Also don't think I'm getting all old suddenly. I had hoopla on Friday night for a friend's birthday and I have considerable hoopla planned for the week we are in Vegas for work starting next Saturday.
A part of me wanted to take a sleeping pill at 10 pm tonight and send this year out with a whimper not a bang. Then I had a glass of wine with dinner and it gave me a start on a migraine headache and suddenly I was taking a mega pain killer and it looked like my wish was about to accidentally come true!
Tomorrow Christmas will come down and though I want my normal house back, I will be very sad to see it all go. New Year's, like Christmas can be a very rough time for me with all sorts of expectations. But I've made it through.
And now I have much, much work to do before I go to Vegas. Oh, and don't expect me to blog too much about work in Vegas, I'm really just going for the food.