Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

counting down to the countdown

What a day.

This week between Christmas and New Year’s has been a busy one. Each morning, I wake to discover my poor, dried out Christmas tree has shriveled up just a bit little more and the pile of needles on the floor has grown substantially. So I’ve taken to whispering to it as I pass by, “Please hold on for just a few more days, tree…just a few more days!” 

Speaking of just a few more days…my birthday is only a little over a day away, and I still don’t have reservations for dinner. Having a birthday on New Year’s Eve is both a blessing and a curse. It’s nice knowing everyone will remember my birthday…and most of them will celebrate. But I can’t just go with a spur of the moment dinner decision. If I want to go out, I will need reservations.

When the kids were little, we would go to dinner and a movie. Now that my kids are grown, they have plans of their own so I will probably just put on a warm pair of jammies and watch a movie on cable…maybe get a bottle of sparkling wine and a cake.  Or maybe a sparkling cake. 

It’s still too early to tell. Knowing me, I’ll wait til the last minute to decide. As long as I get cake and a movie, I’ll be happy.

And speaking of happy…that’s the whole point of this whole New Year thing. We’re supposed to start fresh and be happy. So I think I’ll get on it right now…

Until the next time…I’ll be practicing my happy new year!

 

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