Thursday, December 31, 2009

We're Real Party Animals Around Here

Mmmm, New Year's Eve. Isn't this supposed to be a night to "par-tay?" Yeah, well some party at my house.

It's 10:10pm. I'm not kidding you when I tell you that my husband is snoring. Yes, s-n-o-r-i-n-g. I'm dressed in old-as-dirt, mismatched flannel pajamas. My children are coughing up a lung in their sleep, feverish with strep throat.

I'm wide awake. And bored.

I suppose I could turn on the TV and ring in the new year with Ryan Seacrest and 10 million of my closest friends in Times Square.

I wonder if I can find some streamers and kazoos in my party stash and at midnight, host a celebration for one. Or better yet, jump on the bed, blowing the kazoos and send my snoring husband through the roof. I'm laughing even now at the possibilities.

Although, if I go that route, perhaps I should at least find some clean pajamas that match.

PS: I can think back on all the new years parties I've been to over the years and you know what my conclusion is? I'm getting old. Very old.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Girl...I'm right there with ya! Just spent the last 30 minutes in a hot bath shaving my legs...which was much needed by the way. My-- how times have changed! Happy New Year!

Pat Allen said...

Not to worry! When y our children are all grown up, you and Wes can go par-tay again. Dad and I had a great time last night at friends house. It was our 27th year to celebrate together with these friends. Most of u s only see each other once a year. It was much fun, but the only difference to when we were young, we were home in bed by 10;30. The old ball in Times Square drops whether we watch it or not. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

odomfamilyfun said...

should have called me. Troy & kids were in bed and sleeping by 10 & I was just hanging out. I should have been cleaning but I think I'll do that tonight! Hope your house gets well soon :)

Alissa said...

Ummm...I spent NYE on my sofa, but my husband was awake with me. I can't believe you were in mismatched pjs! I remember you making a comment in college that you can't sleep well if your pjs don't match. I often think of that when I put on my pjs because they never match.

Hope 2010 is great for you and your family!

Carly Winborne said...

I'm laughing out loud, Alissa! I still feel that way today! Drives my husband crazy when I make such a big deal about the kids having tops and bottoms that match. For the record, the pajamas I was wearing last night weren't the ones I actually wore when I got into bed. Those were just my "pre-pajamas!" ha! ha!