I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Eve. I love the fact that everything is sparkly and there’s all this energy and hope in the air, but then it’s over and there’s a whole new year ahead of me. I am resolving not to make any new year’s resolutions this year. I suck at them. My standard one is to participate in Project 365, and I never make it past 10 days. My main problem is I tackle too many things at once and then get frustrated when I can’t keep up, which should be a fairly obvious expectation, but I’ve always pushed my limits.
My husband and I have differing views on how to spend New Year’s. I am at the point where I view New Year’s as a non-event. Sure, it’s fun to get all dressed up, but we live in the Northeast, so it’s cold, and I really, really hate the cold. He wants to go to friends’ parties (who live nowhere near us) whereas I am perfectly happy making treats at home, sipping some sparkling cider, and watching the ball drop on TV. I feel like we don’t spend enough time at home and being the introvert that I am, being out all the time or even in the company of people I like stresses me out. I need to go into my shell and rejuvenate. (Geez, I kept writing regenerate, but I knew that couldn’t be right.)
I actually hate holidays for that reason – there are always so many people around. Don’t get me wrong – I like people. Just in small doses, for a few hours at a time. Because most of our good friends live far away, it results in multi-day trips, which make me crazy. I don’t like sleeping somewhere else and I do not like using other people’s bathrooms. (I’ll touch on that more in a future post.)
Anyway, this year, we are both working today, so going too far didn’t make sense. We have some nice dinner reservations and then we’ll head out to the casino, which is another place I have a love/hate relationship with since I don’t gamble or drink… and knowing my husband and myself, it’s not going to be our scene, but maybe I can convince him to buy me something from one of the stores. 🙂 And at least there will be some yummy desserts to try! I am always up for dessert!!
No matter what you’re doing tonight, I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! I hope the world becomes a little more kind in 2015 and that there are fewer tragedies than those we have seen in 2014. Onto newer and better days!