Well, there was I saying yesterday that I would do New Year’s Eve my way. What do they say about God laughing at our plans?
Firstly, we had a go at letting of Chinese lanterns and in so many ways it was an unmitigated disaster. A rainy and windy night did not help one bit. Him Indoors did his bestest but to no avail. The lantern went limp and would not rise.
The good side of this was that all the family laughed a lot and my 84 year old Dad in particular. It was the anniversary of my late Mum’s birthday so seeing Dad laugh so much was good. My 6 year old son who I must have told that the lanterns were to remember our lost loved ones kept jumping around crazily saying “Rest in Peace”. I really don’t blog about family life enough as it is usually chaotic and frequently hilarious. In fact, I am just pissed off to high heaven that someone else wrote Outnumbered before I did and, hence, robbed me of a small fortune.
Dad insisted on staying up till midnight despite myself and t’husband being quite happy to got to bed at 10 o’clock. However, you can’t be put to shame by someone in their eighties so we did the usual and watched Big Ben and t’fireworks and drank the New Year in.
In the early hours, Him Indoors woke up in severe pain. He went for a walk that lasted for hours. I was nervous about him being out and kept ringing every hour or so to see if he was OK. Psoriasis is not fun to live with, I tell you either for the victim or family members.
He got up late with me and the children but I sent him back to bed where he slept for a whole day. I busied myself with washing, washing up, drying, tidying and so on. I also gave myself the treat of watching “A Woman Of Substance”. I don’t know about you but I can feel hemmed in by family members so it felt quite good to have space to do my own thing today.
I played around with the blog too. I have blogged over at http://celebratingmums.wordpress.com but with a novel to write and other projects, I will now merge all my blogging efforts here. I have had fun messing with the look of this blog so welcome feedback as nothing is set in stone yet.
A peaceful and good start to the New Year methinks.
I have quite enjoyed today. I think New Year’s Day is often like the worst sort of Sunday with shops shut and nothing to do. Today, I felt content and I hope that feeling continues throughout the adventure that is 2012