I don't get excited about New Year's Eve. Every single day I look at my calendar and think about it being a New Year's Eve. Every single day is a New Year's Eve if you are paying attention and you are alive. We don't drink and don't like parties where people are drunk. New Year's Eve seems to be a reason for party people to drink. I don't want to be anywhere near anyone drinking and driving, or drinking and talking, or drinking and over-emoting. We prefer holidays that Reese's makes treats for. If there's chocolate covered tree or egg or heart, GREAT! Food based holidays win our hearts.
My husband, on the other hand, loves a party and a drink and if you invite him to a party he will happily go. That is why we are a good match! We balance each other out. One of his friends invited him to a party in New Orleans for New Year's Eve and he really wanted to go. Ok! Merry Christmas, honey! I was happy to see him happy to spend a weekend with his friends who like to go to parties and have a drink and have a little adventure. Why not? Everyone needs some adventure. I'm sure he'd send me off for a weekend of Neil Diamond concerts and cookies if I wanted to go to one with my friends. Anyway, I have many things I want to do around the house while still listening to the Annie Lennox Christmas CD on repeat and those things are easier done alone. Just think of all the home decor and DIY you can get done in your house ALONE for THREE DAYS! Naturally, I took an extended disco nap today and so far nothing has happened on DAY ONE but I have big plans.
The weird thing is when people ask me what I am doing for New Year's Eve and I tell them my husband is out of town and that I will be recovering my chairs, they look horrified. Your husband left you alone on New Year's Eve? Why is everyone so afraid of being alone? Doesn't anyone have any hobbies anymore? I mean, yeah, I am alone and every weird noise in the night freaks me out but that is no different than a night when my husband is at work. That is not what I mean about being alone alone.