Tonight's the final party night of the year...at least for the Holiday Season. I am relieved that this is it... It's hard going thru the Holidays with friends and family and watching them all have a glass (or 5) of wine or a couple beers, sitting back and relaxing and not being able to enjoy in the 'taste' with them. I haven't had an issue with alcohol since I have known that I am pregnant and I don't mind the 'not being able' to drink it, because after all, it is for a good cause. However, it would be nice to indulge in it for one night, even if it is just to take the edge off. It is rather entertaining to watch people throughout the night diminish into blubbering fools and know that 'it could be me', but on the other hand... it gets to be quite annoying by the end of the night. I can't tell you how many conversations I have had to listen to 4 or 5 times over...all in the same night. And the speech of the person carrying on the conversation usually slows to a turtle's sneeze so I feel like I have to pull teeth to finish the conversation for them (which is easy to do since I have already heard it 3 or 4 times at this point). The best part of that is: they all think I am a genius because I 'know exactly what they are going to say next'! Wonder why that is?
Oh well, I guess I will just have to pull up my skirt for one more night and watch all our friends trip, slip and slur and be thankful that I was lucky enough to be given the gift of this little bundle of slippery, prune skinned, soon-to-be in my arms baby and know that I have the friends I have to enjoy bringing in the new year with. Life is good.
Be safe and welcome to the new year. To those of you who will be sober, as I said to a friend of mine the other day whom just informed me she is having twins... "at midnight lift your glass of sparkling apple cider high, I will do the same and we can toast to one another".
Happy New Year to everyone!