Well, its the end of the year and I am very happy. This last month has capped off a year that I am happy to see behind me.
On my way home from the office today I passed a sign that made me smile first and then made me think. It was outside a party supply store - "The end of the world was cancelled - its time to party"
I have to say I was a tad disappointed when nothing happened on Dec 21st. Not that I wanted the world to end or anything. I haven't found a boyfriend yet and I am thinking I might like to have one before the world ends. I just wanted a little something, I would have wished for just a change - perhaps like the whole human race sprouts wings at midnight. Would have made for an interesting morning.
I am just happy December is over.
I woke up December 1st hit by a nasty, nasty cold bug that hung on all month. This was capped off by a nasty, nasty bout of flu that hit me boxing day and stayed with me until this morning. I think I lost about 25 pounds (which I am sure will find its way home by mid January).
After a lovely Christmas eve with my favorite wee ones (their parents also showed up - they were driving). It is so much fun with them. This year, they were just as excited to watch me open the chocolates and scarf they got me. I was so wrapped up in making jewellry with Rae, building a tool box out of foam with Lex and playing flying connect 4 with Xavier that I forgot to take pictures. The only down side was dinner. My attempt at a new dish each family meal was again a complete failure. I am done with Yams. Twice now it has failed. However, no one was rushed to emergency this time so perhaps not a complete failure.
Boxing day I awoke feeling not quite right but headed off to the store anyway to check out a laptop. As I was standing there listening to the salesman tell me all about the coolness of a combo laptop and touch pad when all of a sudden I knew that if I did not leave at right that moment I was going to puke on his shoes. Short story - I spent the next three days laying on the couch with a giant bowl throwing-up even sips of water and sending text messages to my oldest daughter letting her know where my Will was and what to do with the china when I died.
It was a rough month.
I am actually looking forward to lucky 13. I am not making any resolutions. No need to. Traditionally, 13 has been a very lucky number for me. On roulette, I usually hit it every once in a while. I went into labour with my youngest on the 13th. My first divorce was final on the 13th. So you see, all I need to do is wait for my luck to change. I am even willing to bet that I will have at least one good road trip where everything goes right. 2013 is gonna be a good one.
My goals for the coming year - less work, more play. Oh yeah, win at least 1mil so play comes easier.
Happy New Year to all my friends and family. It's a lucky year ahead!