Another New Year’s Eve has come and gone and I’m still waking up alone in my bed – Where the Hell did my husband sleep last night?
It was always a tradition in my family to watch the ball drop in Times Square at midnight from the comfort of our living room then have a feast complete with mini-hot dogs, provolone, pepperoni, Herring for my dad and a host of other pickies that we all enjoyed. It was a joyous time to celebrate the New Year and to reflect on the past and try to improve the future.
When I stopped spending New Year’s Eve with Mommy and Daddy, no matter where I was, or what I was doing, I would always call them at midnight to wish them a Happy New Year. This year was no exception. Even though my mother is gone, my dad still has his 12 o’clock feast: mini-hot dogs, cheese, herring and some homemade dandelion wine.
Looking back on New Year’s Eves gone by, I happily remember how I celebrated each one – even when they were not so happy.
- Fun parties at my cousin’s house.
- Crazy parties at my house.
- Parties at hotels and restaurants.
- Spending it alone in my bed crying.
- Watching my husband fall asleep.
- Dropping way too much money in Atlantic City on dinner and a wine pairing + $500!
- First Night in Montclair.
- Toasting with my family and friends.
I’m not sure if there is any happiness left for December 31st but I was glad to have some friends over this year. I miss having a big party or going to a big party. It’s just not the same anymore. Maybe I’m just whining.
Aside from all that, I AM thankful for my family and their good health and my good health – barring the miserable sinus infection. I have a good feeling about 2011 because this afternoon while I was putting away clothes I found my lost gold earring that my husband gave to me. I thought I lost it a while back and recently chalked it up to LOST FOREVER status. Today I found it!
I hope the new year bring better days for everyone. I hope you had a Happy New Year and I hope that 2011 is better than ever!
© 2011 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010