I guess I get a bit sentimental at this time of year. I look back on the fading year with fond, or maybe not so fond memories. I get nostalgic. I tend to think about my life more at this time of year and what I feel I have accomplished or haven't or would like to the following year. It is a time of reflection for me. The last couple of New Year's haven't been too glamourous , or exciting for me. As you may already know, my beloved mother passed away in June 2007. (3 weeks prior to her 83rd b-day) It was sudden and most unexpected and ever since then my holiday celebrations have been very low-key and quiet. It wasn't exactly planned that way. but rather it just seems to happen that way. This time of year, I know is difficult for a lot of people,myself included. It is the time I am reminded of my loss. I know life goes on. At times, it may seem like I don't realize that but I assure you I do. Life moves forward, but my pain has yet to. I was very close with my mom and I guess I took our relationship for granted because I never realized just how close I was with her or just how much I loved her until she was gone. I could dwell on this subject, but I won't. Tonight is supposed to be a night of celebration, so I say let's celebrate and be merry!! Dust off that vintage you had tucked away for a special occasion and pop that bad boy open!! Don't be shy!! I might have a drink or 2 myself when that ol' ball drops. Don't forget to grab your sweety and plant one on them like you mean it, when that clock strikes 12. Have a ball!! Get crazy!! But be safe. Do not do anything stupid (well not dangerous stupid) like drink and drive. You want to make sure you live to see 2011. Since it getting late, I must dash. Besides I want me a kiss....it must be 12:00 somewhere already!! lol And remember if confetti doesn't fall out of your underwear, then you are NOT partying hard enough!! :)
Until next year...
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