Tis the Season

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!! What a wild night last night. I put the baby down at eight, had a glass of champagne with Toby at 8:30, with a meaningful toast about what a great year it has been for us, and then crashed at nine. I am just a party animal.


I’m so glad I don’t have to feel guilty about not staying up until midnight anymore. I’ve never been very good at it. I’m just such a morning person. It’s easier for me to get up at five am and do complicated mathematical word problems (which I hate more than fish and liver) than it is for me to sit on the couch with my eyes open and watch television past 9:30 in the evening. Pathetic, I know. It’s just the way I am. I always have been. It was really sad during my college clubbing years. I’d go out with my roommates and we’d dance the night away. Then we’d crash at somebody’s house and I’d be up at six wondering what to do with myself while everybody else slept until three in the afternoon. I guess I’m just never going to be the party animal I want to be.

It’s sad too because I could plan a raging new years party. We could all wear skimpy silver sequined tops and drink fizzy drinks from tall delicate glasses. I could make disco ball party favors and put together the best lounge/techno space cafe music collection this side of itunes. I love the idea of a celebrating a fresh new year… it’s just that I can’t stay awake that long. Would it be wrong to put the party together and then snooze on the couch? I think so. So I guess I won’t be hosting any new year’s parties anytime soon.

However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t fall for the cutest little bottle of pink champagne the other day when I was at the grocery store. I don’t even like champagne. It’s too fizzy and I don’t like carbonation that much. (I’m just a barrel of fun aren’t I?) But this bottle was just sooo cute, and pink and little! I couldn’t resist. I wanted to buy a whole case of them and mail them to all my friends. But I didn’t. I just bought one and Toby and I drank it last night at 8:30 p.m. Just enough for two glasses. It was perfect.


  • Jennifer

    Happy New Year! I’m a serious night owl and usually stay up till close to 1 a.m. every evening. Last night we went to bed at 11 p.m.

    We did try to make our 4 year old stay up until midnight and that was just a bad experiment all around. We finally caved in and took her to bed at 9:30 because she was begging to get some sleep, literally. HAHA.

  • Kuky

    Happy new year!

    We are night owls, even the baby. We usually stay up past midnight but last night the baby went to sleep early at 10pm! Then come midnight I was worried all the fireworks would wake her. But nope.

    And that’s a tiny champagne bottle? Hee hee! I thought it was a gigostic one! :-D Couldn’t tell.

  • Gramma

    What Party Poopers we are! I was in bed and asleep by 9 o’clock. Incidentally, that’s the name of the quilt we’re making for Hot Rod Hannah…an hour glass and a nine-patch. Saturday night we “celebrated” with our annual sauerkraut and spare ribs…24 of us. Super chick topped it off by falling into the pot because her Canadian uncle forgot to put the seat down AGAIN. She got her shirt wet and had to borrow one from her cousin. We’re all somewhat under the weather with coughs. sinus headaches and general malaise…here’s hoping we recover with rest, water, tea turkey soup and all day in bed.

  • meegan

    bah, new years eve. so overrated. all the expectations and resolutions make me want to hide under the covers. ;)
    next year you could have a new year’s day sunrise breakfast on the beach for the early birds.

  • BeachMama

    Happy New Year SAJ! We too had a mellow evening, not even a drop of champagne was had here. Just dinner with my family and in bed by 10:00, how boring. Wishing you all the best for the year to come.

  • Amy Hornek

    Hi! I just wandered in off of blog street. Hope you don’t mind me taking a peek around in your cupboards. I thought your blog was so creative and cute, I can’t wait to read more. Hope you have a super new Year!

  • carrien

    I didn’t even drink champagne. The kids went to bed early. I nursed the new baby until she fell asleep. Said goodnight to the husband and went to bed. What new year? Today looked the same as yesterday to me. YOur party sounds fun though, maybe we could have it the next day in the afternoon and watch the ball drop on Tivo.

  • Felix

    I usually go to bed at 9 but managed to stay up till 12 to have some Champaign and then head to bed. But hey…if you made it to 9pm, that was midnight in New York :) My mom watches the east coast celebrations and drinks her Champaign at 9 and goes to bed. Whatever time you went to bed…it was midnight somewhere :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • jP

    I’ve had a bottle of the bubbly in the fridge since last New Years Eve (unopened of course). Since Champaigne and beer don’t go together I would have to drink the whole bottle myself, not a good idea. The little bottle looks like the solution. As the kids get bigger they can stay up until midnight. We had an exciting night watching the Disney Channel celebration. Becky banged pots and pans together at midnight. Mitchell just rolled his eyes at the nonsense. We went to bed soon after. It sure was hard for them to get up early for school today. I let them sleep in all Christmas break.

  • Jamie

    You’ve gone pink crazy! That champagne bottle is really cute.

    Happy New Year!

    p.s. I was asleep by 11. I’ve always been the one in my group of friends to crash early any way but now as a mom I have an excuse. ;)