In My Time Of Need. Or Friends, YSA Dance, and Sumo

New Years Eve.

A night full rt of partying and frantically trying to accomplish last minute resolutions from the year.

And we had no plans.


One of our friends called us to see if we were going to do anything fun.  Jeffrey said no, so our friend decided to make other plans.

I was very disappointed.  I really wanted to have plans.

I wished I had some single friends I could go hang out with.  I don't know why I specified single friends in my wish, but I did.  I just wanted to go out and play.  Instead, I flopped down on my bed, cradled my head and began a marathon of a British Sci-fi time travel show.

And so the day dragged on.  I did a little cleaning, but mostly just stayed in bed.  I had a very bad headache.  I didn't want to move.  

As per our tradition, we got Chinese food for dinner.

I hate Chinese food.


But it is Jeffrey's favorite, so New Year's Eve is the one night of the year that I will not put up a fight about eating it.

We then went outside and watched some of the fireworks, and lit sparklers left over from the 4th of July.  The kids loved it.

We put them to bed and I collapsed back on my bed, continuing my Doctor Who marathon while Jeffrey confronted Nazis and defended the great Albion on the computer.  Shortly after someone walked into our room and caught the both of us by surprise.  Our friend who had called earlier was here along with another friend of ours.  The friend who has always saved me in my hour of need.  Everyone needs a friend like that, I must say.

They invited us to a Young Single Adult dance.  I promptly removed my ring, and grabbed my coat.  Jeffrey was also excited.  Which surprised me.  He hates dances, crowds, and breaking rules.  While we were getting our coats, I verified with him that it was okay for us to go.  A dance?  Young Single Adult?  Emphasis on Single?  Once he realized what we had actually agreed to, he began thinking up excuses.  Lucky for me, my enthusiasm and our friends determination to go with or without us broke him.  He finally consented.

And so it was we spent New Years Eve at a YSA activity.
And so, I now remember why I am glad I don't have to attend those anymore, and what I am most definitely not missing out on.

That is not to say we didn't have fun, because we did.  We got to sumo wrestle which was a riot.

I won.

At least that is what I am telling people.

Truth be told, I have no idea who won.  I think it was a draw.  No one else could tell, either, so I am safe with my declarations.

The dance only played one slow song in the two hours we were there which was more than slightly disappointing.  We left the dance about ten minutes early and Jeffrey and I were able to smooch in the back seat of our friend's car while listening to the count down on Prairie Home Companion.  We all sang Auld Lang Syne and I pretended I was on a cruise ship, dancing out on the deck while the snow fell softly around me. (An Affair to Remember anyone?  That song always reminds me of that movie.)

Thank heavens for friends, YSA dances, and the fact I will never have to go to another as long as I live!

Happy 2012

P.S. My resolutions for this year are simple.

A: help Keith triumph that lisp.
B: Faye will be potty trained by the end of the year.

Truth be told, they are actually my 4 month resolutions.  But if they don't happen in four months, they will in twelve.


Terra said…
Glad you got out and had some fun! And good luck with your resolutions, I like the attitude...goal four months but this year is fine...
CB said…
Oh man this made me laugh. I dragged my new husband to a singles dance when we had been married just a few months because I thought I missed them - I totally never wanted to go again!!
Fun that you got to be with friends and to be grateful that you are married!!
And seriously who hates Chines food? So good!!
Can we still be friends:-)
Have a Great Day!
Lisa said…
What a wonderful night!!! I'm jealous you have babysitters you can call on in a moment's notice! Sounds like so much fun! Happy New Year's! And what wonderful resolutions!!
Susan Anderson said…
What a fun(ny) evening. It's good to get out and do something unique now and then!

Em said…
this was the first year in a long time that i didn't want to have plans, but then i struggled with myself about not wanting to have plans, b/c shouldn't i want to have plans??!! well, we played the wii with the kids, ate dinner (i can't even remember what we ate), with martinellis, put the kids to bed at 8:30 and watched the blind side until it was time to watch dick clark countdown the ball, which is still so incredibly awkward for me since his stroke. then we watched our neighbors set off their awesome arial fireworks, kissed, and went to bed. it was perfect, but something i would have thought was so lame in years passed. i turned to sean that night and said, "i think we're old b/c only old people would be perfectly happy with what we are happy with tonight." he laughed and raised a glass to me. cheers!
Myya said…
Ahhh what great friends! Sounds like a fun night, even if it isn't something you'd want to do again LOL.

Happy 2012 my friend, I hope that it is wonderful!
Emmy said…
I never thought of sneaking into a YSA dance- what a fun idea- though yes, those singles are going to stay single if they only play two slow songs!

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