*tries to work up a blush*
Nice weather we're having. How's the kids? Your mama? (Hush, Dar-I KNOW how yo' mama is.)
Does everyone have their New Years resolutions all ready to drag out tomorrow? I must admit, I have not been giving them enough thought what with having my brains addled regularly for three days and all, but I'm working on them.
I have mixed feelings about the end of 2008. I know the country has been through hell this last year, but our personal bottom line this year is eversomuch mo' betterer than it was in 2007 that I kind of hate to see it go. I hate to even wish for more as it feels weird enough to be doing well when everyone else is just trying to keep their heads above water. This job that the Innocent Bystander finagled? *shakes head* I really, honestly never expected it to work out. I spent the whole first hitch waiting to hear that he'd been kidnapped and wondering if he would actually get paid and praying that if he ever made it home his old company would take him back. The whole second hitch I still wanted him to keep the lines of communication open with the old company. Now that the house is paid off and our only outstanding debts are for frivolous things that wouldn't kill us were we to lose them, I only focus on his absence as the normal inconvenience his job is, no matter where it is. Which is, I rectom, as it should be.
In any case, we are saying farewell to the old and ushering in the new in the traditional manner. I have the requisite 25 lb. ham roasting for the shindig at the Shingle Mill tonight, and will save the bone for my blackeyed peas and greens for tomorrow. We have enough beer stocked in the beverage locker that the houseboat has a decided list to the left, and the IB has the stereo going full blast outside so all the neighbors can wonder at his peculiar taste in New Years music. Champagne is chilling HERE this year, since last year it somehow disappeared from the bar cooler before midnight, and I think I am actually going to put on some makeup.
The Innocent Bystander? He is outside working on something extremely special. Once again, my magical blog has caused something to happen that I thought was impossible, and I'm still not sure it is going to work, so I will save that revelation for tomorrow. If it does, I will believe that ANYTHING is possible in 2009!
Ya'll have a safe and happy celebration tonight! Please don't drink and drive-I don't want to lose any of you!
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