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.